Following arrest, radio host Tom Martino cites drunken argument with wife

(Photo: Denver Police Department)

(Photo: Denver Police Department)

DENVER — Following his arrest on an assault charge Friday night, talk radio host Tom Martino released a statement indicating that he was involved in a drunken argument with his wife, Holly.

“Holly and I remain deeply in love and committed to each other and to our family,” Martino 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.”

The arrest happened about 11:15 p.m. near Interstate 25 and Auraria Parkway in some type of public venue, the Denver Police Department said. A female, presumably Martino’s wife, was transported to the hospital with undisclosed injuries, DPD reported.

Martino was in jail Saturday evening, charged with assault and disturbing the peace. He has since bailed out.

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

“My over-reaction was uncalled for,” Martino continued in the statement. “I am ashamed of my behavior. I should’ve walked away. I also believe alcohol was a major catalyst. We are dealing with our issues through professional Christian spiritual counseling, with mutual love and support.”

14 comments

  • Don Keyhotay

    Troubleshooer or TroubleMaker ?!

    Bankrupcy and now Domestic VIOLENCE?

    What business would pay thousands of $$ to be associated with the Tom Martino Wife-Beater Network?

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    • VERONICA

      WISHED MIKE WOULD TAKE OVER HIS SHOW. He always talks about his HOT wife??? She looks like a fricken horse face!!! BUTTE UGLY!!!

  • brandy

    Tom says he’s good looking?? The mug shot tells all!!! TOM you’re done in Colorado! Hope they fire you from KHOW like they did Peter Boyles !!!! Mike is much better than you. Taught him well…Hope he takes over the show!!! Can not stand you!!! And for your 45 year old wife….LOL!!! She is not pretty or HOT as you say!!!!!

  • Jimmy KOO

    YEA!!! Tom Martino got his lunch!!! The courts better not drop this one!!! Isn’t assault a felony? Wife beater!!! Knew has temper would catch
    up with him!! His poor kids! Tom you need to move to Alaska where you can cool down. You’re done in Colorado!! And so is Granite Depot and Rock’s Auto! And all those people you have on your referral list!!!!LOLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • J Hayden

      Totally agree with Mary! Why was he not charged with DUI??? He has admitted to being drunk! Come on cops, don’t let him get away with this!!! He has fooled so many people and attacked so many people for so many years.. If KHOW does not fire him it will become an out rage!!

  • karl ripkin

    outrage it will be! you don’t beat on a woman. have noticed granite depot did the right thing by taking their photos out of their ads! carma Tom!!

  • Brooke

    And bragging about your hot wife….LOL…No she’s not hot! She’s scared to death of you….Hope she wakes up and leaves you. You’re too old for her any how. I’ve known her for years…you are not her type. She likes money!!!

  • ANGIE

    Agrees with Brooke. I feel so sorry for Holly! Get out while you can Holly. He’s signed over everything during the bankruptcy anyway….run baby run!

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