NOBLESVILLE, Ind. -- Hamilton County prosecutors have declined to file charges against Carmel City Councilman Joe Griffiths after one of his employees accused him of hitting her in her Noblesville home.
According to a Noblesville police report, Meridyth McQueary, 33, told police that Griffiths
in the face April 12 at her
home in the 1100 block of Division Street.
The report lists McQueary as an assistant for Griff Tech. Griffiths, 55, is the president of Griff Tech & Sons
, which represents commercial property owners and manages construction projects.
and McQueary declined to comment on the report.
"If the prosecutor isn't filing charges against me, there is nothing I need to talk about," Griffiths
said by phone Thursday.
"That's how rumors start," Griffiths
"Obviously, if the prosecutor's office isn't going to file charges, and obviously, if the other party isn't going to file charges, then you know what?
Maybe it really didn't happen exactly the way things went (in the report.)"
The police report said Griffiths
arrived at McQueary's home about 9 p.m.
After a conversation, McQueary asked Griffiths
to leave; he
did but returned later and fell asleep on her
awoke, the two had a disagreement in which McQueary threatened to ruin Griffiths' career, then he
in the face, according to the report.
first City Council term in 2004 and was re-elected in 2007.
is married and has two sons, according to his
biography on the city's Web site.