Tombstone City Attorney Randall Bays was arrested for allegedly assaulting his ex-wife on Friday, March 

The Tombstone city attorney was arrested Friday after he allegedly assaulted his ex-wife, according to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office.

Randall Bays, 60, was arrested for suspected assault on March 8, said Carol Capas, a department spokesperson.  

Bays and his ex-wife apparently share custody of their children, Capas said. Friday morning the Sheriff's Office received a report that Bays had called his ex-wife, wanting to see her. She declined so he drove to her house, Capas said.

They had a verbal altercation while she was sitting in her car, and when she reached her arm out of the car door, Bays reportedly slammed the door on her arm, Capas said.

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A friend took the woman to the hospital where officials confirmed she had an injured arm, Capas said.

After interviewing him, deputies arrested Bays on two counts of aggravated assault. He was released Saturday morning on his own recognizance after an initial court appearance.

Contact reporter Danyelle Khmara at or 573-4223. On Twitter: @DanyelleKhmara


Danyelle joined the Star in 2018 and covers K-12 education. Previously, Danyelle wrote for the Tucson Weekly where she won several statewide awards including story of the year and first place investigative reporting.