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DA will decide on pressing charges

Police reports from a fight at a Republican Party meeting have reached the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office, but prosecutors say they need time to make any decisions on pressing charges.

“I want to make sure we interview everybody who witnessed the scuffle,” District Attorney Mike Ferguson said Friday.

Ferguson, who’s also a Republican, said his party affiliation won’t present any conflicts of interest.

“I’m a Republican, but I’m not a card-carrying Republican,” he said. “That means I’m not an ideologue.”

On Wednesday night, according to Grass Valley police, Greg Seghezzi and Ron Fereira scrapped after an argument between Seghezzi and Rene and Janet Antonson at a county GOP Central Committee meeting.

Antonson is seeking the District 4 seat on the county board as a write-in candidate, and Seghezzi believes the candidacy will hurt the chances of Republican nominee Robin Sutherland.

Words were exchanged between the Antonsons and Seghezzi inside the former Cirino La Cucina restaurant on East Main Street and they took their argument outside, where Fereira, an Antonson supporter, reportedly got involved.

Seghezzi and Fereira were treated for minor injuries at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, but accounts on how they got hurt differ. Each also filed a citizen’s arrest against the other.

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