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Former vice mayor of Chandler jailed

Lowell Huggins (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Lowell Huggins (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

The former vice mayor of Chandler has been arrested on disorderly conduct charges stemming from an incident involving a weapon.

Lowell Huggins, 70, nearly took his own life after he argued with his wife about money, a court document stated. 

Police said he told his wife to call 911, grabbed a gun and walked to the back part of their property.

While his wife was on the phone, she said she heard a gunshot, the document stated.

A short time later, Huggins reappeared and told his wife he had just tried to kill himself.    

When police tried to arrest him, he refused to be handcuffed. After a brief struggle, officers took him into custody.

Huggins told officer he was unarmed, but officers said they found a loaded Derringer-type handgun in his front pants pocket. 

Huggins left his final term in office in 2009.

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