HAMILTON, Ohio -- Hamilton City Councilman Matthew Von Stein has been charged with misdemeanor domestic violence stemming from an incident last month, according to court documents obtained by WCPO media partner the Journal-News.
Von Stein, 41, of Glenway Drive, was in court Tuesday after his arrest on a warrant. He was released on his own recognizance after indicating he was going to hire an attorney. He is scheduled to be back in Hamilton Municipal Court next week.
A temporary restraining order was also issued during Von Stein’s court appearance this week.
“On or about Sept. 25, Matthew Vonstein (sic) punched his wife, Nicole Vonstein (sic), in the face striking her nose. The victim had a red mark on her nose,” according to the complaint filed by police.
On the arrest warrant it states, “Victim advised that she and the suspect got into an argument, the suspect got in his car to leave. The victim advised she went to stop him and the suspect punched her in the face, striking her nose.”
The police report indicates the alleged incident occurred at the couple’s home at about 7 p.m.
In her witness statement, Nicole Von Stein stated, “We were with friends. They left then he went in and came out and got into his car. I went up to his car and asked him where he was going. He punched me in the face and left.”