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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's wife home after snake bite hospitalization

Ava and Joe Arpaio
Posted at 10:45 PM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-26 01:59:07-04

PHOENIX, AZ — Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says his wife is home after being hospitalized for a rattlesnake bite.

Ava Arpaio was at the couple's home in Fountain Hills when the snake bit her Friday morning.

Joe Arpaio says in a statement that she was released from a hospital Monday and is resting at home.

He had earlier said his wife was sitting in her office when the snake bit her.