Councilman John Uhrin: “I did not assault my wife”

Posted at 7:35 PM, Oct 08, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-09 18:15:21-04

John Uhrin spoke to the council today saying he and his wife are “embarrassed” that a small family dispute escalated to this.

This morning, a judge lifted a protective order filed against Uhrin

He apologized to the city council and his neighbors – but both he and his wife say that what happened Saturday is a misunderstanding.

The lawyer for the Beach councilman accused of domestic violence says his client never hit his wife.

Councilman John Uhrin's lawyer told reporters that Uhrin and his wife deny the whole thing happened.

He says Uhrin will not resign.


Virginia Beach councilman arrested for domestic assault

Police arrested Uhrin over the weekend after police say he punched his wife outside of their Indian Avenue home.

Uhrin's lawyer told reporters Uhrin and his wife had a loud argument - and during the course of that argument - Uhrin's wife fell and scraped her knee.

The councilman is free today. He met with Beach Mayor Will Sessoms about the charges.

Sessoms released this statement:

"As a husband and a father of three daughters, I find any allegation of domestic violence deeply troubling.  My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Uhrin family, and I have the utmost confidence that the Virginia Beach law enforcement and legal communities will handle this incident expeditiously and without prejudice."