Rep. Douglas McLeod drunk: Republican Mississippi lawmaker arrested after punching his wife after she failed to undress quickly enough upon demanding to have sex.
A Mississippi lawmaker and father of three has been arrested after allegedly punching his wife in the face because she didn’t undress quickly enough upon demanding to have sex.
Republican state Rep. Douglas McLeod of Lucedale, 58, was arrested on Saturday on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.
The incident follows, McLeod, who has represented George and Stone counties since 2012, launches a re-election campaign this year. The lawmaker is understood to be running un-opposed reported the dailymail.
But for how long?
According to an incident report cited by the Sun Herald, McLeod punched his wife in the face, leaving her with a bloody nose.
The report noted McLeod being intoxicated and holding a glass of alcohol when deputies arrived to his home before 9pm Saturday to take him in, according to an investigative report filed with the George County Sheriff’s Department.
Upon deputies arriving at the family home, McLeod opened the door and said, ‘Are you kidding me?’
‘Mr. McLeod had slurred speech and walked slow in a zigzag pattern,’ deputies reported. He was so drunk he needed to grab a hand rail to maintain his balance.
But it continues to get grimmer.
UPDATE: House Speaker Philip Gunn calls for State Rep. Douglas McLeod to resign. “I have attempted to contact Rep. McLeod to request his resignation, if in fact, these allegations are true,” he said. “These actions are unacceptable for anyone.” Full story: https://t.co/M2mGFgD1dh
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A search of the home led to deputies discovering blood on the couple’s bed and on the floor in the same room.
His wife was found at the top of a stairwell in the home with another woman- appearing to be frightened, shaking and upset.
His wife said McLeod was drunk when he ‘just snapped’ and hit her.
The wife told another woman who was in the house at the time.
Shocked to see McLeod’s wife with blood on her face, the pair locked themselves in a room.
McLeod then started banging on the door telling the women to open it. He threatened the other woman saying if she didn’t open the door, he’d ‘kill her f***ing dog’.
McLeod was taken into custody and booked into George county jail by early Sunday morning but was released out of jail on $1,000 signature bond.
His wife did not want to be taken to the hospital by ambulance following his arrest, but assured police she would have her daughter take her to get checked out.
House Speaker Philip Gunn has since called for State Rep. Douglas McLeod to resign.
‘I have attempted to contact Rep. McLeod to request his resignation, if in fact, these allegations are true,’ he said. ‘These actions are unacceptable for anyone.’
McLeod’s office is yet to respond to media overture requests for comment. It remained unclear if there had been previous ‘domestic’ incidents at the family home and the scope of what appears to be the politician’s drinking problem.