Ware Shoals mayor arrested on domestic violence charges

John Kay Hansen

WARE SHOALS, SC (WSPA) – The mayor of Ware Shoals was arrested Friday on domestic violence charges.

According to the Greenwood Index-Journal, 57-year-old John Kay Hansen was released on $5,000 bond on one count of second degree Domestic Violence and one count of third degree Domestic Violence.

According to SLED, the arrest was made in response to admissions made in a 2015 family court case.

Hansen was elected mayor of Ware Shoals in 2012 and won a second term in November’s elections.

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