Police said that Lee-Ann Elizabeth Shannon, 34, of Hart, was found dead in the bathtub of her home on Dec. 29. Her husband, Timothy Shannon, 34, reported the death as an accident.
Timothy Shannon was elected to the Hart City Council in 2011.
After questioning him, detectives from the Oceana County Sheriff's Department arrested Shannon on Tuesday and he was charged with open murder today. He was denied bond and is lodged in the county jail.
Police said the Shannons were married for six years.