Tavares mayor's future with city uncertain

- Tavares mayor Robert Wolfe was arrested in April and now he might lose his job.

Mayor Wolfe was arrested by the Lake County Sheriff's Office back in April.

According to his arrest report, Wolfe and his wife were arguing when he got a gun and fired it inside their home.

Now, other City leaders are questioning Wolfe's position on the Council.

City Attorney Robert Williams says, "Under state law, if he is arrested for a felony, which he has been, he can be suspended by the governor, that's the process he would go through and the governor would suspend him pending the outcome of his trial."

During a possible suspension, the City would appoint a new council member to serve temporarily until the suspension is either reversed or made permanent.

Vice-mayor Lori Pfister would move into Wolfe's position temporarily.

Monday morning, Wolfe released a statement calling the incident "disappointing" adding that he is "completely innocent of the false allegations." 

He says he expects to be exonerated so that he can finish his term which ends in 2017.

The Council could choose to remove him as the mayor if he was voted out by four members.

However, he would still hold a position on the City Council unless he is convicted.

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