Tallassee Mayor and Alabama Public Service Commission Place One candidate John “Johnny” Hammock, was arrested while on a beach trip with his wife over the weekend.

The couple was visiting Orange Beach when Hammock was arrested Saturday night. Officers first responded to a domestic disturbance around 10 p.m., in the 3600 block of Perdido Beach Boulevard. Hammock was taken into custody and charged with felony domestic violence.

Orange Beach Police told 1819 News that Hammock was transferred to the Baldwin County Jail, but no details of the alleged crime were revealed.

Hammock is considered innocent until proven guilty.

Hammock is running against incumbent Public Service Commissioner Jeremy Oden in Place One, in the Republican Primary. Also in the race is Stephen Ray McLamb.

On Jan. 3, Hammock posted about his campaign on Facebook stating, "The middle class and the people on fixed-income are feeling the increase more than anyone. This is why we need someone like me on the State level of politics. Someone who will fight for what is right and not worry about the retaliation that comes with it. It's time for these people to be held accountable for stealing. Inflation is the hidden tax and we all are now paying it back."

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