Mississippi lawmaker Karriem charged with domestic violence

Rep. Kabir Karriem

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – A first-term Mississippi lawmaker has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence.

Lowndes County jail records show 43-year-old state Rep. Kabir Karriem of Columbus was arrested Tuesday. He was released on his own recognizance, and is scheduled for a Columbus Municipal Court appearance on Oct. 27.

Karriem did not immediately return a call to The Associated Press.

Jail records do not show whether he has an attorney or who lodged the complaint of abuse.

Karriem, a Democrat, was elected in November 2015 in a House district that is entirely in Lowndes County. He previously served on the Columbus City Council.

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