Alabama Federal Judge Released from GA Jail on Bond

ATLANTA (AP) -- A federal judge from Alabama has been released from an Atlanta jail after being arrested over the weekend on suspicion of hitting 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.

A magistrate judge set a $5,000 bond. Fuller 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.


ATLANTA - Bond has been set for a federal judge accused of assaulting his wife at an Atlanta hotel.

U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller of Enterprise was arrested Saturday night. He's accused of assaulting his wife at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Atlanta.

Fuller, 55, is charged with one misdemeanor count of family violence -- battery with substantial physical harm.

During his first court appearance Monday, he was scheduled to be freed on a $5,000 signature bond following a background check.

A hearing has been set for August 22.

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