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Matthews Mayor Pro Tem Joe Pata was released Monday from the Mecklenburg County Jail following his weekend arrest for misdemeanor assault on a woman in his home. Pata, 54, was arrested Friday night at his home on Reverdy Oaks Drive, police said. Officers were called to the home and found a woman with head injuries that appeared to be the result of an assault. Police said Pata appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. read full story

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