The Homer Courthouse. (Homer News file photo)

The Homer Courthouse. (Homer News file photo)

Case against former legislative aide to Rep. Vance dismissed

A criminal charge against a former legislative aide for Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) has been dismissed.

Homer resident Adam Hykes served as Vance’s aide starting in the fall of 2020. He was arrested on Oct. 10, 2020, after an alleged altercation at his home. The single charge against him of domestic violence-related fourth-degree assault was dismissed by the prosecution on Dec. 29, according to online court documents. The misdemeanor case was disposed the same day and is now closed.

Vance had removed Hykes from her staff shortly after he was first arrested.

“Legislative staff are held to a high standard and that is why I required my aide, Adam Hykes, to immediately clear out his desk and submit a letter of resignation when he told me of his arrest last Sunday,” she wrote in a statement to the Homer News at the time. “I take domestic violence very seriously and want the public to understand I hold a zero tolerance policy.”

Hykes participated in the counting of absentee ballots for the local Homer election on Oct. 12 as a member of the canvass board.

Reach Megan Pacer at mpacer@homernews.com.

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