KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of Arizona Mine Inspector Joe Hart (all times local):
Arizona Mine Inspector Joe Hart’s arrest following an altercation with a relative has prompted a daughter to say “all parties regret the incident and are hoping to resolve the matter quickly.”
A statement released Monday by daughter Trish Hart addresses the 73-year-old elected official’s arrest Thursday evening by Kingman police following a fight between Joe Hart and a 59-year-old nephew.
Police say Hart was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence involving disorderly conduct after he and a 59-year-old nephew scuffled over a water line leak at a property owned by Hart and occupied by the nephew.
Trish Hart’s statement says family members are grateful for what she calls an “outpouring of support” for her father who says has experienced “serious physical health challenges over the past year.”
Arizona Mine Inspector Joe Hart has been arrested and accused of domestic violence involving a fight with a male relative.
Kingman police arrested the 73-year-old statewide elected official on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence involving disorderly conduct following an altercation with a 59-year-old nephew over a water line leak.
Deputy Chief Rusty Cooper says both men had bruises and scrapes after fighting Thursday evening and that Hart was the only one arrested because an investigation indicated he started the fight.
Cooper says the incident occurred at a property owned by Hart and rented by the nephew.
Hart was released from jail Friday. He did not immediately return a call for comment Monday.
A former state legislator, Hart is a Republican who was elected as mine inspector in 2006.
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