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MOBILE, Ala.Aug 3 2010 — A Mobile County assistant district attorney was arrested shortly before midnight Saturday on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, Mobile police said.
Police spokesman Officer Christopher Levy said Michael Dewitt “Mike” Hickman, 42, was charged with third-degree domestic violence after police were called to his residence on Winslow Drive about 11:45 p.m.
Levy said that another family member, who called police, did not request medical help. “State law says that if someone makes a domestic violence complaint and police see evidence of it, they are required to make an arrest,” Levy said.
Hickman was released on $300 bail late this morning, Mobile County Metro Jail records show. Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson Jr. said Hickman was an ADA for a number of years before he went into private practice and returned to the DA’s office about two years ago.
Tyson said he will wait to get an account of what happened at Hickman’s home before deciding what disciplinary action his office might take against him.