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  1. Pinellas

St. Pete bar president arrested on domestic battery charge

St. Petersburg Bar Assocation president Gregory Hoag, 41, was arrested Monday for domestic battery against his wife. [Courtesy Pinellas County Jail]

ST. PETERSBURG — The president of the St. Petersburg Bar Association was arrested Monday on a charge that he battered his wife during a weekend dispute, city police said.

Officers were called to the home of Gregory Hoag at 729 Suwannee Court at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Hoag, 41, and his wife had an argument that turned physical, according to an arrest report.

Hoag "began to push the victim and became upset when she told him to stop," the report read. He "grabbed the victim by the neck with his hands causing no visible injuries and not restricting airflow."

The wife suffered minor injuries on her right arm, police said. Hoag left the home in a vehicle and was later arrested.

Hoag is an attorney with Masterson, Hoag & Smith in St. Petersburg, where he specializes on cases of medical malpractice, legal malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death claims, according to his online biography.

Hoag remained in jail Monday evening on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery, jail records show.

Contact Megan Reeves at mreeves@tampabay.com. Follow @mareevs.

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