In a suit filed last year Weaver Mayor Garry Bearden accused Field, an assistant District Attorney, and Clendenning, a county bridge inspector, of each holding two state offices, which is not allowed by Alabama’s Constitution. Calhoun County Circuit Judge Malcolm Street wrote in an order Wednesday that “no genuine issue of any material fact exists as to any of the Plaintiff’s (Bearden) claims against either defendant,” in the suit.
“The truth came out in the end,” Clendenning said.
Bearden said he wished to withhold comment on the matter pending a conversation with his attorney. Attempts to reach Field Wednesday were not successful.
Bearden’s suit was filed last October, shortly after the council voted to file a suit against the mayor concerning his residency, which has been contested by Weaver residents and leaders alike.
Weaver Councilman Mike Warren later filed a suit contesting the mayor’s residency.
It remains active in Calhoun County Circuit Court.