BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The ex-president of Illinois State University is facing a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge for an altercation with another former employee.
The McLean County State’s Attorney’s office says Timothy Flanagan was charged Tuesday, days after he resigned his post at the Normal school.
Flanagan resigned Saturday following an investigation after a former grounds crew employee accused him of assault during an argument about the care of the president’s lawn.
In a statement, prosecutors say he “yelled insults at the employee and continued to do so even while inches away from his face and flailing his arms around in a manner which alarmed and disturbed (the man).”
Flanagan has previously denied any wrongdoing. The Associated Press left a message with his attorney.
Flanagan is set to appear in court April 23.