Police: Martino allegedly punched wife in face while waiting at stoplight

(Photo: Denver Police Department)

(Photo: Denver Police Department)

DENVER — Police have released a probable cause statement regarding the arrest of radio host and former FOX31 Denver contributor Tom Martino, saying the 60-year-old punched his wife in the face while waiting at a stoplight.

The statement suggests that Martino’s wife, Holly Martino, was the only witness to the assault, which reportedly began with an argument while the couple was sitting at a red light in the area of Auraria Parkway and I-25.

“While the vehicle was stopped at an unknown red light, the victim opened the passenger door to get out of the vehicle,” the statement reads. “The suspect put his arm around the victim, preventing her from exiting the vehicle.

“When the light turned green, the suspect drove away and they continued arguing. The suspect then struck the victim in the face once with a closed first, causing a bloody nose.”

Holly was transported to a nearby hospital after the incident, and Tom was in jail Saturday evening, charged with assault and disturbing the peace. He has since bailed out and issued a statement, saying alcohol had played a role in the altercation.

“Holly and I remain deeply in love and committed to each other and to our family,” Tom said in a statement. “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.”

Also known as the “Troubleshooter,” Tom hosts a business-focused radio program on KHOW 630 AM. He previously contributed to FOX31 Denver before leaving the station in 2011.

41 comments

  • Carmine Persico

    Hey Mr. Lyons, I wouldn’t go near you with spelling like that either. I read today he got nailed in Douglas County at a restaurant fer buggin’ somebody but they couldn’t proceed to bust him. 10 million large can prevent that. I bet he read Holly the Martino riot act of no more lifestyle of the Martino and famous if you don’t go to court and use my script. Harvey will teach you the script. All these supporters like his vasolene added businesses will be there lending support on how he’s such a great guy. The DA: so Mrs. Martino why did you wait til you arrived at your house to dial 911 and go to the ER when it was down the street off Auraria? Bruce Cutler would sweat on that one….imagine Harvey.

  • Soupy Sales

    He wishes it was a pie instead of a fist. Imagine that ride in cuffs to Cherokee and sitting next to drug dealers, drunks, gang members, etc. which might as well be where some of his sponsers should be ripping people off.

  • John Galt

    It is never wise to seek or wish for another’s misfortune. If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang. ~Charley Reese

    You a-holes are so pathetic, I hope with all my might that Charley is right.

  • Jim

    I would like to see his’s wifes statement………..he does a lot of talking for “THEM”…..what does she have to say?

  • Al Martino

    Hey Holly, get Dan Kaplis and the E.R. photos and file for divorce after suing the Long Island loser. The house and everything else is already in your name when Martino ramped up for the bankruptcy, no problema. Ask Father John Feist for help on the action line. You’ll be against Walter Gerash or Bronco In-House Steinberg and some Tampa area phone calls with guys with long italian names with heavy N.Y. accents but you’ll do well girl, much love from everybody who hates scumbags who punch their wives the nose.

  • Murray From Hempstead

    On today’s show his producer said Bill from Plumbline was a donating a free furnace to a needy person. According to Fox31’s report on furnace scams ole Plumbline tried to jam a not needed 5,000 dollar furnace on a sucker with no monoxide leak proven by 5 furnace repair firms. Welcome to a going away present from Tom Martino and his sponser he takes thousands & thousands from. Bet he’s drinking his Efusion and calling Gerash to line up the court date.

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