Oro Valley Councilman Brendan Burns has been charged with four misdemeanors for allegedly violating a court-ordered restraining order.
According to the charges filed by the Pima County Attorney, Burns allegedly violated the order of protection that ordered that the first-term councilman stay away from his wife at his home in Oro Valley.
Over the last year, the Oro Valley Police Department has been called to the Burns’ family home on multiple occasions.
According to the public documents, Burns has allegedly violated the restraining order on numerous occasions, but there has been no violence.
According to public records, on March 10, Oro Valley Police were notified by Burns’ wife that he was at the home.
While his wife was not on site, police found Burns inside the house.
According to police accounts, Burns said he knew he had violated the order of protection and “wanted to go to jail.”
In a statement to the media, Burns has called the situation a private matter between his wife and family.