Fulton Commissioner Marvin Arrington Jr. accused of shoving wife

Fulton County Commissioner Marvin Arrington Jr. was arrested Friday on a misdemeanor battery-family violence charge after he allegedly grabbed and shoved his wife, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Arrington, the son of former Fulton County Superior Court Judge Marvin Arrington Sr., made his first court appearance Friday in connection with the alleged incident, which occurred on Sept. 11. His wife was in court to support him, the television station reported.

Arrington was released from the county jail on a $2,000 bond.

In a joint statement, Arrington and wife Kristen asked for privacy.

“We do not condone domestic violence of any kind,” the couple said. “This is a family matter that we are working through. We are both committed to our family and we ask that the public respect our privacy as we work to restore our family bond.”

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Arrington represents District 5 on the seven-member commission. District 5 includes unincorporated Fulton, East Point, East Atlanta and small portions of Union City and College Park.

“We are aware of the charges brought against Commissioner Arrington,” Fulton Chairman John H. Eaves said in a statement. “This is a serious matter and is currently in the hands of the justice system. We will continue to respect the privacy of the Arrington family during this time.”

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