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State Rep. Carlos Henriquez Arrested For Domestic Assault

BOSTON (CBS) - Massachusetts State Rep. Carlos Henriquez was arrested Sunday for domestic assault.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bree Sison reports.


Henriquez was charged with domestic assault and battery and domestic kidnapping.

He was driving with a woman in her 20's early Sunday morning. When she asked to get out of the car after an argument, Henriquez refused, police said.

The woman eventually jumped out of the car at 21 Forsyth Street and flagged down an officer at Northeastern University.

Carlos Henriquez
State Rep. Carlos Henriquez.

She told that officer that she and Henriquez had an argument that turned physical. She was treated at the scene but refused further medical treatment.

Henriquez, a Democrat, was born and raised in Roxbury.

He represents the 5th Suffolk District, Dorchester and Roxbury, in the Massachusetts House.

"The allegations that have been raised are disturbing and troubling and should be taken very seriously. The matter is now being handled by the appropriate authorities, and that process will play out," House Speaker Robert DeLeo said in a statement.

He will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on Monday morning.

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