Fulton County [Georgia] District 5 commissioner Marvin Arrington Jr. is facing domestic violence charges after an incident with his wife at their College Park, Georgia home.
The commissioner was charged with one count of Misdemeanor Battery after an incident which took place on Sunday, September 11. He appeared in court on Friday to answer to the charges with his wife by his side. He was released from the county jail on a $2,000 bond.
According to the police report, the battery allegedly happened when his wife, Kristen Reed Arrington, tried to grab his smart phone and call a female contact in his address book. He is accused of grabbing and shoving her.
Fulton County Commission chairman John H. Eaves released a statement about the arrest:
“We are aware of the charges brought against Commissioner Arrington. This is a serious matter and is currently in the hands of the justice system. We will continue to respect the privacy of the Arrington family during this time.”
The couple have two daughters.