Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Senator reported in domestic disturbance UPDATE

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POLITICAL POISON: Top of Page One play isnt good news for political candidate.
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Texarkana Gazette, pay wall unfortunately, has a front-page story this morning about a disturbance in which Democratic Sen. Steve Harrelson of Texarkana reportedly "tussled" with a male friend of his estranged wife.

UPDATE: Here's the full police report.

Harrelson was angry because his wife had a boyfriend visiting with their daughter present before their divorce was final. Harrelson and the other man, Cary Pessel, each said the other started the fight, which left Harrelson with cuts on his nose and check, swelling on both sides of his face and bruised eyes. He didn't need medical treatment.

UPDATE: I received this comment by e-mail from Harrelson:

I brought my daughter back to our home Sunday evening after spending the weekend with her in St. Louis. I am instinctively protective and concerned when it comes to my daughter. This is a trying time for my family, and going forward, I hope to focus on making this transition as smooth and healthy as possible for my daughter.

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