US District Court Judge Mark Fuller was arrested Sunday morning and charged with misdemeanor battery for assaulting his wife. Police responded to a call from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Atlanta. Fuller's wife said her husband had assaulted her; she was treated for wounds by paramedics but declined to be taken to a hospital.
Fuller is best known for presiding over the trial of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman (D), which Siegelman's supporters believe - with some reason - was a politically motivated prosecution.
Fuller is a judge in the Middle District of Alabama.