Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon

Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) -- FOX10 News has uncovered an offense report detailing an assault allegation against Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon.

Kennon was not arrested, but according to the report, a man claimed Kennon hit him in the nose at the Flora-Bama on Mullet Toss weekend.

The offense report, filed just after 1 a.m. on Sunday, April 28th, states that the responding deputy found a man bleeding from the nose.

The man stated that he saw Kennon punching a wall next to his wife's head. According to the man, when he tried to stand up for Kennon's wife, Kennon hit him in the nose. Security then took the men out of the building.

According to the report, Kennon said he and his wife were having a verbal argument when the other man approached him, screaming, "Hey mayor, hey mayor!"

Kennon says the man tried to step into his face. The Mayor says he pushed the other man in self-defense and did not punch him.

The deputy said Kennon told him, "His hand may have accidentally deflected attempting to push the man, and accidentally gone towards his face."

The report concludes by saying "Due to all parties being intoxicated and no independent witness that observed the entire incident, no arrest was made." 

Kennon emphatically denied the report's claims in a live interview on FOX10 News, which can be viewed in a video above. The near five minute interview includes Kennon denying he was intoxicated on the night of the incident and saying the incident was a moment of self defense. 

He also goes on to say he is not going to change as a result of the alleged incident. 

FOX10 News has spoken with the other man in the offense report. He wishes to remain anonymous but told us he is exploring legal action. 

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