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UPDATE: More details released about arrest of Arroyo Grande City Councilman Ed Arnold

Edward Henry Arnold Jr. in his County Jail booking photo taken December 16, 2009.
Edward Henry Arnold Jr. in his County Jail booking photo taken December 16, 2009.

UPDATE:

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.

Original story:

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.

--Nick Wilson

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