The trial of a former Arroyo Grande city councilman on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence has been postponed to July, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Ed Arnold's trial had been scheduled to begin Monday in Judge Barry LaBarbera’s courtroom, but the case was postponed Thursday to begin July 5.
After an investigation of his computer, Arnold was also charged with possessing child pornography and using a minor for pornographic images, both felonies. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges as well.
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Arnold previously has said that his wife is using public humiliation against him in the criminal case as part of ongoing divorce proceedings.
A readiness conference in the case is scheduled for June 8. LaBarbara has issued a gag order in the case, which bars attorneys and witnesses from talking about certain details of the case outside of court, according to prosecutors.