D.A. files five felony charges against Arroyo Councilman Ed Arnold

The Arroyo Grande City Councilman accused of attacking a 28-year-old city employee in a December assault will face five felony charges, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Ed Arnold will face charges of first degree residential burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence, making criminal threats, and illegal possession of an assault weapon.

The councilman also will be charged with two criminal enhancements, including alleged burglary of an inhabited dwelling and using a deadly weapon, a club, in the commission of a felony.

Arnold, 45, is scheduled to appear for an arraignment on Monday. The city councilman allegedly attacked the woman on Dec. 15 with a metal pipe and threatened to kill her after breaking into her home on a property on the 800 block of Turquoise Drive in Arroyo Grande.