Superior City Councilman Graham Garfield Arrested Following Domestic Dispute
Superior City Councilman Graham Garfield was arrested on Thursday night after a reported domestic dispute. According to a press release from the Superior Police Department, police responded to a disturbance on Banks Avenue around 7pm. Garfield had already left the scene when officers arrived.
He was later located by Douglas County Sheriff's Department near Pattison State Park at around 9 pm, where he was taken into custody without incident. Graham Garfield was arrested for disorderly conduct, endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon, recklessly endangering safety and operating under the use of an intoxicant.
The Douglas County District Attorney's office will be formally deciding charges.
Newly-elected Mayor Jim Paine released a statement saying:
I was alarmed to learn about the very shocking allegations against Mr. Graham Garfield. My office will be monitoring the situation very closely and I will work with the City Council leadership to ensure that this situation does not impede the good work we have begun.
Graham just won re-election to his 6th District seat on the Superior City Council. He is employed as a letter carrier for the U. S. Postal Service.
This is a developing story and more details should be forthcoming. We will update this story as we learn more.