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East Texas DA Logan Pickett Arrested On Assault Charge

HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — An East Texas district attorney has been charged with allegedly assaulting his wife.

Police arrested Liberty County District Attorney Logan Pickett Saturday at a hotel in downtown Houston. He is charged with misdemeanor assault of a family member.

The 38-year-old was arrested after his wife walked into the hotel lobby bleeding from the head.

Police say the woman told a hotel desk clerk that Pickett had pushed her during a fight and that she fell, striking her head. She later refused to speak with officers about the incident.

Pickett was first elected district attorney in 2012 and his current term ends in 2020. He was booked into the Harris County Jail and has since been released on a $1,000 bond.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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