Arroyo Grande police have released more details surrounding the arrest of City Councilman Ed Arnold.
Officers were called to a home in the 800 block of Turquoise Drive at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday night, according to Arroyo Grande Police Chief Steve Annibali. A 28-year-old woman there had cuts on her head after being hit with an unidentified object, allegedly by Arnold.
Arnold left the house in a vehicle prior to the officers' arrival, according to Annibali. The vehicle was found at the intersection of Oak Park Boulevard and Noyes Road at 11:40 p.m.
The woman was taken to the hospital, treated for her injuries, and later released.
Officials said the woman is a city employee and used to live with Arnold, but is not his wife.
Arnold, 44, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, and inflicting corporal injury on a current or former spouse or cohabitant, according to a Sheriff's Department spokesman.
Arnold was booked into County Jail. He later posted the $50,000 bail and was released.
Arroyo Grande City Councilman Ed Arnold was arrested early Wednesday morning on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, and inflicting corporal injury on a current or former spouse or cohabitant, according to a Sheriff's Department spokesman.
Arrested shortly after 4 a.m., Arnold was booked in County Jail shortly before 6 a.m., according to sheriff's spokesman Rob Bryn.
Arnold posted $50,000 bail and was later released, Bryn said.
Arroyo Grande city officials plan to hold a press conference at 3 p.m. to address Arnold's arrest.
Police and city officials are expected to be present.