Former City Council President Tony Young Arrested, Facing Alleged Domestic Violence Charges

This is not the first time police have responded to reports of domestic violence at the councilman's home.

Former City Council President Tony Young was arrested this past weekend on several charges related to an alleged domestic violence incident, the San Diego Police Department confirmed Tuesday.

Young was arrested late Sunday afternoon at his Valencia Park home on multiple charges: domestic violence battery, brandishing a weapon, and a misdemeanor charge of making a threat.

San Diego Police Lieutenant Misty Cedrun said the alleged weapon involved was not a gun or a knife, and that drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the incident.

Young could not be immediately reached for comment.

It’s not the first report of a domestic violence incident at the former councilman’s home.

San Diego Police were called to his home on Feb. 16, 2009 for a report of a domestic violence incident, but no arrest was made.

Officers arrived at Young’s home at 11:26 a.m. on President’s Day, according to an incident report.

That report states Young and his wife were having a fight, but she did not want to report if he had hit her.

Cedrun says charges from Sunday’s domestic violence arrest will be forwarded to the City Attorney’s office for review.

Young was released on bail over the weekend.

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