Wife details allegations against Arroyo Grande councilman
January 4, 2010
Court documents reveal serious allegations against Arroyo Grande city councilman Ed Arnold by his wife, Kathryn, and a 28-year-old mutual friend of the couple. [KSBY]
Kathryn Arnold filed a request for a permanent restraining order against her husband on Dec. 23 in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court to protect herself and her two children. In making her case, the wife stated, “I am fearful that Arnold may escalate his behavior, as he did with the assault and battery on December 15th and that both the children and I are at risk of harm.”
The December 15th incident refers to a domestic violence case against Ed Arnold involving a 28-year-old woman that occured on the 800 block of Turquoise Drive in Arroyo Grande.
The woman, whose identity is not being revealed, signed a declaration to police that said, “During the attack, Mr. Arnold blamed me for the break up of his marriage and stated that if he killed me, he could restore his marriage to Kathy Arnold. His marriage would not end in a divorce, only a death. If his wife ever tried to get a restraining order against him, he would take her down.”
There are also allegations that Arnold installed surveillance cameras in his daughter’s bathroom to monitor his wife and others.
Arnold, who continues to serve on the Arroyo Grande City Council has declined to speak about the allegations.