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Steven Pickard, 40, represents Ward 6 on Chatham-Kent council and is the federal Liberal candidate for Chatham-Kent Essex.

A city councillor and federal Liberal candidate in Chatham-Kent, Ont., has been charged with forcible confinement, assault and four counts of uttering threats.

Chatham-Kent police arrested Steven Pickard, 40, on Monday afternoon.

Pickard represents Ward 6 in the city of approximately 110,000 located between London and Windsor in southwestern Ontario.

Pickard is also the federal Liberal candidate for Chatham-Kent Essex.

The married father of two daughters is being held in police custody, and was scheduled to appear in court for a bail hearing Tuesday afternoon.

Police continue to investigate but have not released any other information related to the arrest and charges.