Martino: 'I am ashamed of my behavior'

11:04 AM, Dec 22, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - 9Wants to Know has obtained a statement from radio talk show host and self-proclaimed "Troubleshooter" Tom Martino after his arrest for assault and disturbing the peace Saturday.

In the statement, Martino confirms that the person involved in the incident was his wife.

"Holly and I remain deeply in love and committed to each other and to our family. 

The incident that happened Friday night was a foolish mistake. We were both drinking too much. We got into an argument that escalated over a struggle for a cell phone. We were both inadvertently injured and we were not trying to hurt each other. 

My over-reaction was uncalled for. I am ashamed of my behavior. I should've walked away. I also believe alcohol was a major catalyst. We are dealing with our issues through professional Christian spiritual counseling, with mutual love and support. We advise anyone dealing with these struggles to seek help before there is an incident." 

He was released from jail Saturday. Police say Holly was transported to Denver Health to be treated for her injuries. Martino, who made his money giving consumer advice, filed for bankruptcy in 2011. 

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