EDGEWATER, Fla. — An Edgewater city councilwoman is facing a battery charge after an argument with her husband.

  • Edgewater councilwoman charged with misdemeanor battery
  • Incident allegedly started after fight with husband
  • Megan O' Keefe was appointed in August

Authorities arrested Megan O'Keefe, 31, Wednesday on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge.

Investigators say the councilwoman was dropping off her children to their father, Jason O'Keefe, when the two started arguing.

According to an arrest affidavit, the couple had been separated and was going through a divorce.

Megan O'Keefe told an officer that the argument started after she showed her husband text messages from someone she was "hanging out with."

The councilwoman said Jason O'Keefe threw a bag of crayons that hit her neck, while Jason told police that Megan scratched his arm and hit him in the chest.

Investigators determined that Megan O'Keefe was the primary aggressor.

She was released on the condition that she can have peaceful, nonviolent contact with Jason O'Keefe.

The councilwoman was appointed to replace Councilman Daniel Blazi in August. Currently, she is set to represent District 3 in the November general election.

No word yet on the status of her city council position in light of the arrest.