Solages Arrested for Assault and Endangerment
Legislator Accused by Girlfriend Who Feared He “Owned the Police”
Nassau County Legislator Carrie Solages has been charged with two misdemeanors after Nassau Police responded to a call from his girlfriend at 12:45am Thursday. Police responded to a call from his girlfriend that brought them to Solages home which is located in Valley Stream. After an investigation, Solages was charged with third degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
The details of the arrest have rocked the Elmont, Franklin Square and Floral Park communities. The dispute erupted over Solages demanding that his girlfriend provide him with his marijuana. Also involved in the dispute, was the girlfriend’s daughter who was awoken from sleep and tried to intercede between the two adults. According to police, Solages made “several verbal threats.”
According to court documents, Solages girlfriend noted that Solages, “began accusing me of hiding his marijuana which he had somewhere in the house.” Thereafter, the girlfriend added, “when I told him that I did not have the marijuana, he became enraged and began cursing and screaming at me. He said, ‘You think I’m playing. I’m going to <expletive> you up.”
Further, according to court documents, Solages began throwing trash around the kitchen and said: “where’s my weed?”
It was at that point that the girlfriend’s daughter, watching the alleged incident, began arguing with Solages about the matter. The mother of the girl (and girlfriend of Solages) started to record video of Solages on her cell phone. It was at that point that Solages then attacked the girlfriend.
Court documents state according to the girlfriend: “He grabbed me by my forearm and pushed me on my neck into a corner by my front door.” The attack left her with :severe” pain as well as scratches on her arm and neck. Ambulance technicians responded to the scene and treated the woman.
Police viewed the girlfriend’s cell phone video of the incident.
It should be noted that Nassau County Assistant District Attorney Tara Coughlin told the Judge in court that Solages’ 3 year old son witnessed the “assault.” In a shocking development to the case, Coughlin stated clearly to Judge Joseph Girardi that Solagesdoesn’t have a prior criminal history but had an “unreported domestic violence history.” No specifics to that charge were offered in court.
The allegations of domestic abuse were obtained in deposition court documents. Solages will be addressing charges stemming from him grabbing his girlfriend in the neck and pushing her into a wall as well as the interaction with the underage girl.
Included in the details are strong words provided by the girlfriend, “This abuse has been going on for at least two years.” Additionally, another explosive allegation comes from the deposition in that Solages told the girlfriend, “Carrie always tells me that he owns the police department and the courts… He believes if I call the police on him nothing will happen to him.”
Nassau County Police Detective Richard LeBrun, spokesperson for the Department, said: “no one is above the law and today’s developments and arrest is a clear example of that.”
Judge Girardi issued three orders of protection for Solages girlfriend and her two children.