RICHMOND -- Mary Clarke, vice mayor of the town of Louisa, was charged with assault Friday evening and released by a magistrate on an unsecured bond, said Major Donald Lowe, chief deputy of the Louisa County Sheriffs Office.
The magistrate also issued an emergency protective order stipulating no violent contact and allowing Clarke to go back to the residence.
Clarke's 19-year-old grandson, James Clark III, was charged with assault and held on a $1,500 secured bond. An emergency protective order issued by the magistrate stipulates no contact, putting him out of the house.
Both Clarkes were arrested by sheriffs’ deputies responding to a call that was initially a physical domestic situation at the Clarke residence in Louisa between James Clarke III and James Clark Sr. Authorities said both individuals allegedly assaulted James Clarke Sr., Mary Clarke's husband.
James Clarke III was taken to the Central Virginia Regional Jail in Orange County.
No serious injuries were associated with the event, Lowe said.