This story, originally published on Sept. 15 at 9:29 a.m., was updated at 1 p.m. to add that David Myles’ wife was also charged with second-degree assault and to include more information about what happened and at 5:10 p.m. to add details from the charging documents.
An argument over letting their children go swimming ultimately led to Rockville city councilmember David Myles and his wife, Taneisha, being charged with second-degree assault, according to charging documents released Friday afternoon
On Sept. 9, around 11:03 a.m., police were dispatched to the Myles’ residence in the 1100 block of Regal Oak Drive in Rockville for a “suspicious call” from a woman screaming, crying and asking for police, according to police dispatch. Dispatchers said they could hear a baby crying in the background.
Two sets of charging documents were released Friday morning. David Myles, 43, and Taneisha Myles, 45, shared their descriptions of events, which had some conflicts and similarities.
Both stated that the altercation started with an argument about whether their daughter should go swimming, according to charging documents.
In Taneisha Myles’ charging documents, she said that her husband had been violent in the past, but the couple were trying to “work things out.”
In the charging documents, she said that during their argument, her husband was the aggressor, stating that he yelled, pushed her, kicked her, and slammed her arm into the door near their garage.
She then stated that she took measures to get him to stop beating her, like scratching and biting him, according to the charging documents.
During this time, she said he was holding their daughter, and she said was concerned about her, since her husband was in a “chaotic condition,” the charging documents indicated.
Taneisha Myles said she called 911, and when the police arrived, she said she was visibly shaken and crying in shock, according to the charging documents.
In David Myles’ charging documents, he said that his wife had been violent multiple times over the past year, but he did not report it because he did not want the police involved.
He said that during their argument, his wife was the aggressor, saying that she pinched, scratched and bit him, according to the charging documents.
Ultimately, he said that while he was trying to leave the residence, while holding his daughter, his wife hit him in the back of the head and pushed him in the chest hard enough to make him fall onto his back, the charging documents said.
David Myles said as he was placing their daughter in her seat, his wife got in the front seat of the car, and he called the police, the charging documents stated.
The charging documents said that Rockville City Police officers on the scene “determined that Taniesha was the primary aggressor.”
David Myles was arrested Thursday and released from jail that day after posting a $5,000 bond, according to online court records. His attorney information is not currently available, according to online court records.
Taneisha Myles’ status is not available on online court records.
David Myles was elected to the City Council in November 2019 and is running for reelection in 2023.
He worked as an emergency department pediatrician at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring and at Carroll Hospital in Carroll County, according to previous MoCo360 reporting.
He also served in the U.S. Navy for three years and was deployed for seven months on a humanitarian medical mission providing pediatric care in Central and South America. He returned to Rockville in 2016, according to his website.
David Myles’ trial is scheduled for Nov. 3 at the Montgomery County District Court in Rockville, court records said.
Information about a trial for Taneisha Myles is not currently available in digital court records.
The City of Rockville and David Myles did not immediately respond to requests for comment over email Friday morning.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.