- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say the husband of Arizona House Minority Leader Rep. Rebecca Rios has been arrested for allegedly assaulting her.

Phoenix police say 47-year-old Vandon Jenerette is facing misdemeanor charges of assault, unlawful imprisonment and preventing cellphone use during an emergency.

It was unclear Wednesday if Jenerette has a lawyer yet.

Officers responded to reports of a family fight at a residence about 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say Rios told officers that her husband refused to let her leave the home.

They also reported seeing injuries that were consistent with Rios‘ report of assault.

Rios, a Democrat, was elected in 2014 to represent state District 27 which covers Guadalupe and parts of Laveen, south Phoenix and central Phoenix.


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