S.C. State Rep. And Confederate Flag Defender Arrested For Domestic Abuse
South Carolina State Representative Chris Corley has been a vocal supporter of both the Confederate flag and the Second Amendment, even after Dylann Roof killed nine people in a South Carolina church. It surely made him popular with a portion of the state’s citizens who feel the same.
Corley was arrested Monday after a domestic incident with his wife when he allegedly beat her and pointed a gun at her.
According to The Post and Courier, Corley was charged with first-degree domestic violence and pointing and presenting a firearm. He was not allowed to be in contact with his wife or be in possession of a firearm after posting $20,000 bail on Tuesday.
An incident report obtained by The Post and Courier reveals that the assault occurred in front of the couple’s two children, aged 2 and 8, after Corley was “caught cheating.” Corley didn’t stop the beating until the children began to scream at the sight of blood coming from her head. He then went to the car, got a gun and threatened to shoot himself before going into the bedroom.
First-degree domestic violence reportedly holds a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and pointing and presenting a firearm comes with either a fine or a maximum five-year sentence.