Charles "Tony" Baltimore, a senior staff member in Congressman Mike Rogers' Lansing office, was arrested on domestic assault charges, Lansing Police said today.
Baltimore was arrested late Saturday night at a downtown Lansing club after what police described as an "altercation with a female companion".
"The congressman obviously takes this very seriously," Rogers' spokeswoman Sylvia Warner said. "The congressman wants to know, himself, exactly what the situation is."
Mary Kelly, Deputy Court Administrator for the 54A District Court, said Baltimore will appear before Judge Charles Filice on May 7 for a preliminary hearing.
Warner said Rogers would take "appropriate action" as soon as he had all the information about the incident.
Everyone's innocent until proven guilty, and let's just hope that Mr. Rogers can show some real leadership in the handling of this situation.