Sullivan City commissioner arrested

A Sullivan City commissioner was arrested on Saturday after he allegedly assaulted a woman.

The Mission Police Department confirmed that Gabriel Salinas was arrested and booked into the Mission city jail on Saturday morning.

According to Mission PD Investigator and public information officer Art Flores, police received a call at 7:39 a.m. regarding a domestic dispute. Police arrived at a home on Viejo Lane where they made contact with the victim.

“The investigators did make contact with the wife, who is the victim,” Flores said . “There is no visible injuries on the victim. She does not wish to file charges. She did sign a drop charges form.”

According to Flores, Salinas and the victim were engaged in an argument when he allegedly slapped her. The responding officers did not see any injuries, and the victim refused any medical treatment.

Salinas remained in police custody until his arraignment at approximately 6:30 p.m. He was facing assault charges, a class A misdemeanor.

Municipal Court Judge Mauro Reyna dropped the charge to a class C due to no sufficient evidence and sentenced Salinas to time served. He was released soon after.

Salinas has been a commissioner for Sullivan City since May 2017. He will be up for reelection in 2021.