Judge arrested for punching teen son in the mouth.
A judge in Nevada was arrested by Las Vegas police on a domestic violence charge after an incident involving her 18-year-old son, an attorney for the judge’s estranged husband told police.
Clark County District Judge Stefany Miley was arrested around 11 p.m. Saturday after an attorney for her husband, Edward Miley, called police late Saturday to report an incident that allegedly turned physical between the judge and the couple’s teenage son.
Stefany Miley is scheduled to appear before a judge on Jan. 22. Edward Miley filed to dissolve their marriage earlier this year, citing “catastrophic health issues” and also requesting spousal support.
Attorneys for Edward Miley said in his filing that while he “loves his wife Stefany very much,” the couple’s incompatibility is so vast that no chance of reconciliation exists.
The document also claims that Miley has “conducted herself in such a manner, and taken certain actions, that are improper and inappropriate to the harm and detriment of Edward,” according to the Review-Journal.
The incident marks at least the second time that the Mileys have been involved in a domestic violence incident. In October 2009, Edward Miley was arrested on a domestic battery charge after an argument at the couple’s home during which he allegedly choked the judge and the couple’s dog, KTNV reports.
Stefany Miley, according to a 2014 website for her re-election bid, was raised in Austin, Texas, before graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in journalism and marketing. She was first elected to Family Court in 2004. Four years later, she was elected to District Court, where she presides over civil and criminal cases.