New Jersey Councilwoman Charged For Allegedly Abusing Husband

New Jersey councilwoman accused of hitting husband with broomstick

A councilwoman in New Jersey is accused of hitting her husband over the head with a broomstick and a cookbook, reported.

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Susan Welkovits, 57, a member of the Highland Park borough council since January 2012, was charged Friday with possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes. She also was charged with simple assault on suspicion of biting her husband on his forearm, the website reported.

Welkovits appeared before a judge and was released, reported. It is unclear when she will be back in court.

Welkovits’ husband refused treatment for his injuries, police said. Welkovits refused comment, reported. Police said children were present during the incident, the website reported. According to her biography on the Highland Park website, Welkovits is the mother of twins.

While investigating the incident, police said they found text messages allegedly written by Welkovits’ husband to co-workers, claiming his wife had abused him, reported.