Republican state Rep. Doug McLeod, a married father of three, was arrested late Saturday on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge after deputies from the George County Sheriff's Department responded to his home and found him intoxicated and still holding a glass of alcohol, according to an investigative report obtained by the Sun Herald.
A second woman, also at the home at the time of the incident, told authorities it was because McLeod wanted to have sex - and his wife was not undressing fast enough.
McLeod reportedly said, "Are you kidding me?" upon finding police at his door, and began yelling into the house that the police were at the door. Investigators said he "had slurred speech and walked slow in a zigzag pattern", and at one point had to grab a handrail to balance himself.
McLeod has owned a tire store, but a man who answered the store's phone Wednesday said McLeod sold the business.
According to the Associated Press, McLeod was at his home with his wife and the two were about to have sex. McLeod's wife eventually came outside after deputies assured her they would keep her away from her husband.
McLeod's wife declined to be taken to a hospital via ambulance, instead telling deputies that her daughter would take her to get medical attention.
Authorities continue to investigate the incident. He's free on bail and hasn't returned requests for comment.
McLeod has represented George and Stone counties in south MS since 2012 and is unopposed for reelection this year.
Sen. David Blount, D-Miss., tweeted Tuesday, "Rep. McLeod should resign".
"I have attempted to contact Rep. McLeod to request his resignation, if in fact, these allegations are true", GOP House Speaker Philip Gunn said Tuesday, calling McLeod's alleged behavior "unacceptable for anyone", per the AP. "These actions are unacceptable for anyone".
This story was reported from Los Angeles.
Elected in 2012, McLeod is unopposed in his bid for reelection.
The chairman of the state's Republican Party, Lucien Smith, echoed Gunn's sentiment, saying McLeod must step down if he's proven guilty.