An elected official for Morgan County is considering assault charges against a county worker after an alleged incident Wednesday at the Morgan County Courthouse.

An elected official for Morgan County is considering assault charges against a county worker after an alleged incident Wednesday at the Morgan County Courthouse.

County Treasurer Louella Pryor called 911 around noon March 5 during a confrontation in which she alleges she was body-shoved into a door, causing her to hit her head, and elbowed by a courthouse employee who works in another department.

An officer with the Versailles Police Department responded to the scene, but a police report on the incident from the VPD was not yet available at press time Thursday afternoon.

According to Versailles Police Chief Chad Hartman, the incident is still an open investigation and not all parties had made official statements yet. He also said it was not clear whether any charges would ultimately be filed or not.

The alleged incident reportedly occurred at the end of a commissioner's meeting and a verbal disagreement between herself and another elected official.

But Pryor claims the incident was partly a build-up of hard feelings that can be traced back to her lawsuit against the county for back pay.

Pryor's suit was successful last year and she was awarded over $93,600 by Circuit Court Judge Ralph Jaynes, but she ended up settling for the lesser amount of $58,000 after commissioners' voted two to one to appeal the judge's decision. The disposition of the suit was finalized in late fall 2013.

During the lawsuit, Pryor said she was being subjected to a hostile work environment by some at the courthouse over the conflict.

Since the settlement, relations between Pryor and the employee in question have continued to be problematic, according to Pryor, who has continued to take grievances to the employee's supervisors.