Alabama: Politician and Bank Executive Get Into Parking Lot Fight

Posted on December 31, 2011

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Not only did a former state senator duke it out with a bank president in a parking lot, but the two white collar boxers are also brothers.

Former Alabama state Sen. Phil Poole (d) and his brother, Bank of Moundville president Howell Poole, were arrested for “harassment” on Thursday night after the two got into an altercation in the parking lot of Howell’s bank, the Tuscaloosa News reported.

“Upon arrival, officers discovered that Victor Poole Jr. and Price Howell Poole were involved in a confrontation that stemmed from an earlier dispute,” Police Chief Ken Robertson said. From TN:

Phil Poole, 52, and Howell Poole, 50, were each charged with misdemeanor harassment and released from custody shortly after on $500 bonds.
The dispute between the men was physical and verbal. Robertson didn’t say what it stemmed from.
Phil Poole, an attorney, was a Democratic member of the Alabama Senate who represented the 21st District that includes Moundville and Tuscaloosa between 1995 to 2010. He was defeated for re-election in 2010 by Republican Gerald Allen. He served as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1982 until 1994.
Howell Poole serves as president of the Poole family-owned Bank of Moundville.
Neither could be immediately reached Friday afternoon.

Apparently, Phil Poole is no stranger to mixing things up. According to Left in Alabama, the former state senator would threaten to stall the legislature with tantrums and filibusters in order to get his way. But now it looks like he’ll only be playing fight club in his brothers parking lot.

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