No charges were filed. Spies was not even aware that the Salisbury Police had been called until Tuesday during the city council’s work session.
A few minutes after the incident, Spies spoke about it. According to Spies, Adams and her daughter Alex (a student at Salisbury University and the purported publisher of The Other Salisbury News blog) were sitting in the council chambers and Alex Adams began making faces at Spies while he was delivering his comments after being sworn in. This is confirmed by Mayor Jim Ireton. In a statement to the Daily Times, Ireton said:
"The Adams' family has a history of aggressive behavior with elected officials," he said in a written statement. "I watched the family heckle and make faces at Councilman Spies. This behavior is par for the course."Similar behavior from Miss Adams was also witnessed during the Camden Neighborhood Association’s candidate forum prior to the recent council elections.
After the meeting, Kris Adams approached Spies. Spies stated that he asked Adams if her daughter “had a touch of Tourette’s”. Adams suggested that Spies ask her. She then brought her daughter up to Spies. When Spies asked her about making faces while he was speaking, she mumbled, “Oh, I didn’t think you saw that.”. A few moments later, Adams came up to Spies and accused him of “intimidating her family”.
At the time this story was relayed, it was considered a mildly humorous anecdote and not thought to be newsworthy. It wasn’t until Adams filed a police report that she made it so.