Police were called to the house of the Valley County Justice of the Peace Sunday evening at about 8:30 p.m. for a reported disturbance. Police Chief Bruce Barstad said that Judge Linda Hartsock was arrested and charged with family member assault.
Hartsock made an initial appearance by Vision Net on Monday afternoon before Justice of the Peace Perry Miller of Chinook. She was released from jail on $2,500 bond.
Hartsock, 58, was elected to a fourth four-year term as justice of the peace in 2010.