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Keys commissioner arrested in Hialeah on domestic violence charge

a photo of monroe county commission candidate eddie martinez
Republican Eddie Martinez has 141 more votes than incumbent Monroe County Mayor Heather Carruthers.

A Florida Keys elected official was arrested Tuesday night in Hialeah on a charge of domestic violence battery after his wife told police he struck her in the face with an empty pill bottle he threw during a rage.

Monroe County Commissioner Eddie Martinez was jailed at the Miami-Dade Detention and Rehabilitation Center. His bond was set at $1,500.

His arrest and picture remained on the detention center’s website Wednesday. It was unclear whether he has an attorney in this case or has been released from jail. Martinez denied hitting his wife, Maria, and said he struggles with prescription pain medication, police said.

Read more at FLKeysNews.com.