A possible criminal case against Assemblyman Chris Norby, stemming from an altercation he had with his wife, has been rejected by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

The Orange County Register reported Friday that district attorney spokeswoman Farrah Emami said the case against the first-term Fullerton Republican was turned down for “lack of sufficient evidence.”

No one was available at the District Attorney’s Office for comment today because of the Columbus Day holiday.

Norby and his wife, Martha, acknowledged having an argument during the afternoon of Sept. 2 that caused a deliveryman to call the police.

But both said there was no physical altercation or anything else that would warrant a police investigation.

“Nothing happened,” Chris Norby said in an interview last month. Police “came out and talked to me. They talked to my wife.”

“My husband has never put a hand on me,” Martha Norby said.

However, a public summary of the police report stated that Chris Norby pushed Martha Norby during the argument.

— TRACY WOOD

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