PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A local state representative and his fiancée have been charged following a domestic dispute.
State Rep. Jake Wheatley, Jr., 40, had an altercation Friday with 41-year-old Angela Mike.
Police were called to Wheatley’s home on Iowa Street in the city’s Schenley Heights neighborhood at about 8:30 a.m. Friday.
Both Wheatley and Mike were arguing about childcare for their 4-month-old son.
The state representative is accused of grabbing his fiancée’s arms and pushing her to the floor twice.
His fiancée is accused of cutting his knee with a set of keys. She called 911. State Rep. Wheatley was placed in handcuffs and hauled off to the Allegheny County Jail.
He and his fiancée were charged with misdemeanor simple assault. They were released from jail Friday afternoon.
Wheatley was elected in 2003 and represents parts of Allegheny County, including the Hill District.
At his legislative office on Centre Avenue in the Hill District, his employees weren’t talking about their boss.
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