Cheyne Stewart has resigned from his seat on the Winchester City Council.
According to the Herald-Chronicle newspaper, Stewart met with the city council to discuss his recent court proceedings and charge of attempted sexual battery, a Class A misdemeanor.
It’s uncertain how the council will proceed with filling Stewart’s position, however, according to the city’s charter, the council must first declare a vacancy.
A resolution declaring this vacancy will likely take place at the council’s next regularly scheduled meeting on May 14. Once the vacancy is declared, the council can then officially proceed with filling the position.
Stewart’s seat is already one of three up for grabs on the Winchester Council in the upcoming city election in August.
May 2011, Stewart was indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury on several charges but was only convicted of attempted sexual battery, a Class A misdemeanor.