Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages, a Democrat from Elmont, was arrested after a domestic dispute with his girlfriend on June 21.
The charges include third-degree assault and endandering the welfare of a child.
Lt. Richard LeBrun said that it was “a verbal altercation that escalated to a physical altercation.”
According to police, Solages, 38, and his girlfriend argued inside her Valley Stream apartment. Lebrun said that Solages made “several verbal threats” against the woman, whom police declined to identify. Authorities said that Solages grabbed her by the left forearm and neck.
The woman’s 15-year-old daughter woke up and tried to intercede, police said. Solages then threw trash around the kitchen, according to officials. The woman called police at 12:45 a.m. Officers in the area responded, and Solages was arrested a short time after he left the apartment.
The woman was treated for scratches to her forearm and a sore neck by a police department medic, authorities said.
Solages represents the 3rd Legislative District, which comprises Elmont, Valley Stream, south Floral Park, Inwood and parts of Lawrence and North Woodmere.
Both Laura Curran, a Democratic candidate for county executive, and Jacks Martins, the Republican nominee, have issued statements calling on Solages to resign from the Legislature.
"I am extremely disappointed and troubled by the accusations against Legislator Carrié Solages," said Curran, who is also a county legislator. "If these allegations are even vaguely true, he needs to resign immediately.Elected officials need to be held to the highest standards and must be held accountable for their actions."
"Legislator Solages must step down immediately," Martins said. "There is zero tolerance in society for domestic violence, and there is no place in public office for anyone who would raise their hand to a woman."
East End Civic Association President and Elmont resident Pat Nicolosi was troubled when he heard that Solages was arrested. "As a father and a grandfather, and married 41 years, I don't tolerate or accept domestic violence against women and children," he said.
Calls to Solages's office were not returned as of press time on Wednesday afternoon.