Politician 'Punched Wife Who Undressed Slowly For Sex': Report
A Mississippi state lawmaker stands accused of punching his wife after she undressed "too slowly" for sex, according to a police report.
State Rep. Douglas McLeod was arrested on a misdemeanour domestic violence charge on Saturday, and is facing calls to resign over the alleged incident.
The 58-year-old was drunk and holding a glass of alcohol when emergency services arrived at the home around 9pm, according to an incident report from the George County Sheriff's office, the Sun Herald reports.
When officers said they were responding to reports of an assault, McLeod allegedly replied, "are you kidding me?"
As they entered the home, officers reported McLeod had "slurred speech" and was walking in a "slow zigzag pattern".
Police allege he punched his wife in the face, leaving her nose bloodied, with officers finding blood on the couple's bed and floor.
According to the report, she told officers her husband "just snapped".
Another woman, who was present at the time of the alleged assault, said McLeod's wife came running up to her room before she locked the door with her inside.
The woman said McLeod started banging on the door, telling her if she didn't open it, he'd "kill her [expletive] dog".
His wife reportedly told authorities she did not want to go to hospital, but assured she would have her injuries checked.
McLeod was reportedly taken into custody and has since been freed on bail. He has not responded to requests for comment from local media.
McLeod has represented the counties of George and Stone since 2012. He is unopposed for reelection this year.
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