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Ohio Mayor, Husband Arrested for Brawling After Cincinnati Pride


Elmwood Place, Ohio, mayor Bill Wilson and his husband, Bill Smith, were both charged with domestic violence and disorderly conduct.

The mayor of Elmwood Place, Ohio, and the village's maintenance supervisor --who are married to each other -- were arrested for fighting following a day of partying at Cincinnati Pride, reports WLWT.

The Elmwood Place Police said they were unable to determine if Mayor Bill Wilson or Supervisor Bill Smith was the aggressor, so they sent them both to jail on charges of domestic violence and disorderly conduct. Court documents state that the couple spent the day celebrating Pride in downtown Cincinnati, which led to a dispute over who was "drunkest" and who should be driving.

On the drive home, the argument became a brawl.

When they arrived home on Maple Street, witnesses saw another fight erupt. Elmwood Place Police arrived to find Smith and Wilson intoxicated and rolling around in broken glass in the foyer of their home. They both had injuries to their eyes and scratches.

"That's their mayor and they had to arrest him," resident Brandon Spivey told WLWT.

To avoid a biased investigation, Elmwood Place police said they've requested assistance from neighboring St. Bernard.

"You got to have a leader, you've got to have a good leader. You lead by example. That's not by example," Elmwood Place resident Mickey Turner told WLWT. "They should hold a higher regard of who they are and set a better example then out here in the public."

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