|Lisa Cavanaugh and husband, John. Lisa Cavanaugh is a Cold Spring City Councilwoman. FTM file.|
The third-term councilwoman was charged with Assault in the 4th degree, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Her husband was arrested also also charged with Assault in the 4th degree. She has since pled guilty to all three charges and a sentencing hearing has been set for 4-15-16 at 9:00 a.m.
John Cavanaugh has pled not guilty.
Officers responded to their Cold Spring residence in reference to an active domestic assault. Once arriving, both parties told police they had been in an argument that had gotten physical.
According to police records, Lisa Cavanaugh told police that she had been arguing with her husband earlier in the day, but they had been separated. Just prior to the police being called, they began arguing and at some point, the argument allegedly became physical.
Police noted that both parties had bruising on their shins, from kicking each other, reports state.
Once in the home, police say that Lisa Cavanaugh's room smelled of marijuana. She then allegedly turned over a a green, leafy substance and pipes.
Bond was set at $2,500 each and they were arraigned today in Campbell County District Court. The terms of the bond also includes a no-contact order and to surrender firearms to police.
Because the charges are misdemeanors, Cavanaugh can not be removed from office by anyone other than the Kentucky Attorney General or Commonwealth Attorney.
There is a Finance Committee meeting tonight in Cold Spring, in which the council is expected to be there. There are no indications if Cavanaugh will be in attendance. The regular city council meeting is scheduled for March 28.