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Mississippi Rep. Doug McLeod accused of punching wife in face over sex


Share This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutReport: Mississippi lawmaker punched his wife because she undressed too slowly for sexThe Mississippi House speaker says Republican Rep. Doug McLeod should resign if the allegations are true that he punched his wife in the face.Post to FacebookSent!A link has been sent to your friend’s email address.Posted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. CLOSEFILE – In a Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 file photo, Rep. Doug McLeod, R-Lucedale, questions a health care witness at a House Medicaid Committee hearing, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. McLeod of Lucedale was arrested Saturday, May 18, 2019 on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. McLeod punched his wife in the face after she didn’t undress quickly enough when the lawmaker wanted to have sex, according to a police report in the case. (Photo: Rogelio V. Solis, AP)JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn on Tuesday said he wants a state representative accused of domestic violence to resign if allegations are true that he punched his wife in the face for not undressing quickly enough when he wanted to have sex.Gunn in a statement called the alleged actions of Republican state Rep. Doug McLeod “unacceptable.”McLeod was arrested Saturday at his home in Lucedale.A George County Sheriff’s Department investigative report obtained by the Sun Herald says McLeod, 58, was visibly drunk when deputies arrived.The Associated Press reported that McLeod is free on bail and didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.The 58-year-old McLeod has represented George and Stone counties since 2012. He’s unopposed for reelection this year.George County Sheriff Keith Harvard told the paper the investigation is still open.“I have attempted to contact Rep. McLeod to request his resignation, if in fact, these allegations are true,” Republican Gunn said in a statement. “These actions are unacceptable for anyone.”Contributing: The Associated PressFollow Bracey Harrison Twitter: @BraceyHarrisAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideRead or Share this story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/05/21/mcleod-lawmaker-resign-speaker-gunn-assault-wife-domestic-violence/3760945002/

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