While it was reported on FoxNews.com yesterday that Obama’s Secret Service has “partied like rock stars” on Martha’s Vineyard, this is hardly new news to Islanders.
Bad behavior has long been associated with Secret Service members here on the Island. Last October, , 31, of Lynn Haven, Fla., was charged with indecent assault and assault and battery. While both charges were dropped, it does call in question the response to FoxNews.com’s request for comment from Secret Service spokesman Max Milien in Washington who said "the Secret Service 'has not received any complaints or information regarding alleged misconduct of its personnel operating in Martha's Vineyard during the summer of 2011. Any information brought to our attention that can be assessed as credible will be followed up on in an appropriate manner.'"
McNally was assigned to protect the on the Island last August. According to the Cape Cod Times, “McNally — an explosives disposal expert — initially was accused of fondling a female customer at the in Edgartown on the evening of Aug. 27.”
The charges were dropped after a probable cause hearing in . The hearing was held in October but it was not open to the public and the outcome was not disclosed until February 2012.
The charge of assault and battery was dropped at the request of another alleged victim, according to McNally's attorney, James Powderly. An report stated that there was an alleged bar fight on the same night.
The Cape Cod Times reported that witnesses told police McNally started the fight by punching Jamie Zambrama, manager of the in the face, When police arrived, they found McNally with injuries that required hospitalization. Zambrama did not need to go to the hospital.