Federal judge accused of hitting wife in argument

AP News
Posted: Aug 11, 2014 2:34 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge from Alabama has been released from an Atlanta jail after being arrested over the weekend on charges that he hit his wife.

U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller appeared Monday in a Fulton County court via video conference from the jail. He faces a misdemeanor battery charge after Atlanta police responded early Sunday to a reported altercation with his wife at the Ritz-Carlton hotel.

Fuller posted a $5,000 bond and is due back in court Aug. 22.

A nominee of President George W. Bush, Fuller has served in the Middle District of Alabama since 2002. The 55-year-old judge and former prosecutor is best known for presiding over former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman's public corruption trial.