According to the Associated Press, McLeod was at his home with his wife and the two were about to have sex. At some point, McLeod questioned his wife about her failure to undress in a timely manner. He then allegedly punched his wife in the nose, bloodying her face.
Another woman, reportedly his daughter, called the police. When police arrived, they arrested McLeod who appeared to be drunk. McLeod’s wife finally came outside after cops assured her they would keep her away from her husband. However, she refused to go to the hospital by ambulance.
Following the incident, Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn called for McLeod’s resignation on May 23.
“I have attempted to contact Rep. McLeod to request his resignation if, in fact, these allegations are true,” Speaker Gunn said in a statement. “These actions are unacceptable for anyone.”