Republican lawmaker allegedly punched wife who undressed too slowly before sex

Clay Curtis
May 25, 2019

Douglas McLeod, R-Lucedale, was drunk and holding a glass of alcohol in his hands when deputies with the George County Sheriff's Department responded to a complaint of domestic violence at his residence Saturday night, reported the Sun-Herald.

A drunken MS lawmaker punched his wife in the face for not getting undressed quickly enough when he wanted to have sex, according to a police report.

In response to a question about whether McLeod should stay in the Legislature, Morgan told The Associated Press: "Gov. Bryant believes that if the allegations are true, he should resign".

Following the incident, Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn called for McLeod's resignation on May 23.

The police report said McLeod "had slurred speech and walked slow in a zigzag pattern", and was so drunk that he needed to grab a handrail to maintain balance.

McLeod is accused of punching is wife in the face because he was angry it was taking her so long to undress for sex.

McLeod's wife reportedly told the police that her husband "just snapped" and that this is common when he drinks alcohol. McLeod then banged on the door and demanded for it to be opened before threatening to kill the woman's dog, according to the report.

When officers told McLeod a domestic assault had been reported, they say he replied "Are you kidding me?"

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"I have attempted to contact Rep. McLeod to request his resignation, if in fact, these allegations are true", Gunn said in a statement Tuesday.

McLeod did not immediately return a request for comment. Deputies found blood in the couple's bed and on the floor.

McLeod's wife declined to be taken to a hospital via ambulance, instead telling deputies that her daughter would take her to get medical attention.

The office of the state's Governor, Phil Bryant, released a statement saying that "acts of abuse of any kind are reprehensible". Here's a tweet from State Sen.

The public has called on MS state representative Douglas McLeod, 58, to resign following allegations he violently attacked his partner on Saturday (local time).

An investigation into the incident is ongoing, sheriff officials said.

Elected in 2012, McLeod is unopposed in his bid for reelection.

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