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Arraignment for Arroyo Grande City Councilman Ed Arnold postponed until Jan. 25

The arraignment for Arroyo Grande City Councilman Ed Arnold has been postponed to Jan. 25, according to the District Attorney’s Office,

Arnold, 44, initially was expected to be in court Wednesday after his arrest Dec. 16 on suspicion of attacking a 28-year-old female city employee.

Charges have not yet been filed in court, and police are continuing to investigate the alleged crime, prosecutors said.

Arnold has served on the city council since 2004 and his wife and he had a “personal relationship” with the victim, who had lived with the Arnolds, police said.

The woman - who was not identified by police or city officials -- reported the incident about 10:25 p.m. Dec. 15, and police responded to a residence in the 800 block of Turquoise Drive.

She identified Arnold as her attacker and he was later detained and booked in County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence and burglary.

Arnold posted $50,000 bail and has been released from jail.

--Nick Wilson

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