A Houlton town councilor has been arrested and charged with domestic violence assault.

Houlton Police Department Acting Chief Daniel Pelletier says 40-year-old John White Jr., was taken into custody Friday. White made bail and was released.

Houlton Police Department

The case has been turned over to the Aroostook County District Attorney’s office, which had not released details as of Sunday..

White is completing his second term on the Shiretown council, having been elected in 2010 and 2013 for the three-year seat.. Due to consecutive term limits restrictions under Houlton bylaws, he's ineligible to run again this fall, but could run again in 2019.