VO-ARPAIO WIFE RATTLESNAKE BITE 1

Ava Arpaio.

PHOENIX (AP) - 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 the Phoenix suburb of 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.

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