Published: Jan 23, 2012 5:22 AM EST
Updated: Jan 23, 2012 4:56 PM EST

LEE COUNTY,Fla. - Senator Marco Rubio's Southwest Florida Regional Director has been arrested, charged with battery.

WINK News has learned 39-year-old Michael Brennan was taken into custody Saturday morning. He's since been released on $1,000 bond.

Rubio's Press Secretary Alex Conant said, "We take these charges very seriously and are disturbed about the incident. We are monitoring the situation and awaiting further details."

Brennan has been placed on administrative leave, pending an internal investigation.