From STAFF REPORTS

On Friday, March 22, Washington County Board of Education member David Hammond was arrested for simple domestic assault.

A report from the Johnson City Police Department says Hammond’s girlfriend said she and Hammond had been “having relationship trouble and that their fighting has been escalating” when police arrived at Hammond’s residence at 115 Beechnut St. Apt. B2, Johnson City on Thursday, March 21, at 11:15 p.m.

The report also says the victim had bruises on her arms and torso where she said he grabbed and pushed her two days before.

She also said the Thursday night argument was followed by confrontation “due to the suspect’s drug and alcohol consumption,” the report said. The report also said Hammond was not on the scene when police arrived, but called his girlfriend who let officers listen to the conversation.

The report said, “The suspect was heavily slurred and sounded extremely intoxicated.”

The police report said an unknown person peeked through the window and did not come to the door when police arrived at his home around 3 a.m. on Friday morning. Hammond was arrested at 12:45 p.m. on Friday with a $1,000 bond.

Hammond has been a member of the Washington County Board of Education for District 3 for nine years. There has not been a change in his status as a board member since the charge. The case is currently pending.