Deputies: S. Carolina lawmaker beat wife, pointed gun at her

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Posted: Dec 27, 2016 12:52 PM

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Deputies say a South Carolina House member who rebuked his colleagues in a Christmas card for lacking morals when they took down the Confederate flag is accused of beating his wife and pointing a gun at her.

Officers in Aiken County charged Rep. Chris Corley with a pair of felonies that could send him to prison for up to 15 years. A police report says he attacked his wife during an argument over infidelity late Monday night at their home in Graniteville.

The report says the couple's young children were in the home, and that Corley threatened to kill his wife, pointed a gun at her, then said he would kill himself.

It wasn't known if the 36-year-old Republican had a lawyer, and no one answered a call to his phone.