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updated: 1/15/2014 6:02 PM

Husband of ex-Grafton official found not guilty of battery

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The husband of Grafton Township's former supervisor has been found not guilty of a dust-up that involved a former township trustee.

David Moore, 51, of Huntley, was charged with misdemeanor battery in 2010 after police said he shoved then-Township Trustee Gerry McMahon while Moore tried to videotape McMahon and other trustees following a board meeting. McMahon returned the shove with a slap to Moore's face, according to police.

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Moore was found not guilty during a bench trial last week.

"I appreciate Judge (Michael) Feeterer's wisdom and insight in this case," Moore said Tuesday.

McMahon could not be reached for comment. In 2010 he acknowledged striking Moore.

"No one likes a camera in their face all the time, especially me," McMahon said at the time. "I put my hand up to his camera and then he shoved me with both hands, almost knocked me down. I came back and slapped him in the face."

David Moore is married to Linda Moore, the township supervisor from 2009 until last year when she lost in the Republican primary.

David Moore ran as a write-in candidate for the township board last year and his stated goals were to lower the property tax levy and encourage civility among township officials -- meetings often ran long and involved infighting among trustees and some of the people in the audience.

David Moore lost in the general election last spring. With the exception of longtime Township Trustee Betty Zirk, residents elected both a new board and township leadership.

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