A federal judge from Alabama is expected to be released from an Atlanta jail pending a background check after being arrested over the weekend on suspicion of battery.
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. The woman refused to be taken to a local hospital.
A magistrate judge set a $5,000 bond for Fuller pending a background check. Fuller is due back in court Aug. 22.
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.
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