Stockbridge mayor accused of trying to run down former lover with car

by: Sophia Choi Updated:

Council member Robin Buschman filed a police report after she said Stuart came within inches of striking her car with their Ford Expedition Tuesday night.

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - The Mayor of Stockbridge is coming under fire for bullying his fellow legislator and former lover.

Council member Robin Buschman filed a police report after she said the now married mayor and his wife came within inches of striking her car with their Ford Expedition at Jim Clark Drive and North Berry Drive in Stockbridge after a committee hearing Tuesday night.

"They turned on the side street, floored the vehicle and nearly missed me by three inches," Buschman told Channel 2's Sophia Choi.

Mayor Lee Stuart said that's "totally false" and an "outrageous lie."

Stuart said he wasn't even driving and his wife was actually behind the wheel.

Buschman and Stuart dated for five years and broke up two years ago. Stuart said this is a case of a woman scorned acting out.

"It's over. Please! I wish her the best. Move on," said Stuart.

The two still live in the same subdivision filled with terra cotta roofed homes called The Gardens of Eagle's Landing in Stockbridge. Both accuse the other of spying and harassment.

"Bullying is his M-O," Buschman said,

Henry County police don't plan on charging the mayor with any criminal violations.

Buschman told Choi she only wanted a written document to begin a paper trail in case the tension between the two escalated in the future.

Meanwhile, the mayor is also facing accusations of ethics violations. He refused to comment about those ethics violations charges and said it would all come out in a hearing Thursday.

Buschman plans to be at that hearing saying, "I am very concerned about the mayor's erratic behavior."