Former Valley Park Mayor Sentenced for Police Confrontation

VALLEY PARK, Mo. (KMOX) – It was an arrest that shook Valley Park and now the case against former mayor Nathan Grellner is closed.

It was closed yesterday when Grellner pleaded guilty to drug and alcohol intoxication, resisting arrest, assaulting an officer, illegal use of drug paraphernalia, speeding, and driving without insurance.

The charges stemmed from an incident on June 12, 2012 when Grellner was stopped in Byrnes Mill for speeding. He then drove off when the officer returned to his patrol car.

When Grellner was cornered in a dead end, officers say he fought and spit on them. They used handcuffs and pepper spray to subdue him.

Grellner resigned from office. He still faces charges for allegedly using the Valley Park credit card for his personal use and for using his estranged wife’s personal information to obtain a credit card.

For yesterday’s guilty pleas Grellner will spend two years on probation and pay $800 in fines.

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