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Marshall County attorney facing civil contempt now charged with domestic violence

(Source: Marshall County Sheriff's Office)
Updated: Sep. 26, 2018 at 4:35 PM CDT
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GRANT, AL (WAFF) - More trouble for a Marshall County attorney currently facing a contempt hearing before a Jackson County judge.

[READ MORE: Marshall County attorney’s law license suspended over possibly mishandled money]

Brent Parker is charged with domestic violence against his wife, the Democratic candidate for probate judge in Marshall County. Belinda Diana Parker, the probate judge candidate, claims she was assaulted by her husband Tuesday morning, the day after she filed for divorce.

Parker is now out on bond on the latest charge in which Belinda Parker claims he came to her home and grabbed her by the hair, throwing into the yard only to grab her hair again before striking her in the face. In the divorce filing, she also claims he abuses drugs and alcohol and refused to take a drug test.

Meanwhile, Brent Parker denies the allegations. In a statement to WAFF 48 News, Parker said, "I want to make it very clear. I never touched my wife, pulled her hair, or in any way came within five feet of her on the date in question.”

He added, “I never touched my wife in any way, shape, form, or fashion, and I am willing to take ten polygraphs."

Parker is awaiting a hearing before a Jackson County judge for contempt. Court records show he represented a client but later was sued by the client, claiming he took the proceeds of a $10,000 civil settlement without giving any of the money to his client.

A Jackson county judge ordered Parker to place the money in an interest bearing account earlier this summer. When that didn’t happen, a judge ordered a contempt hearing for Oct. 1.

Parker is asking the judge to hold off with any contempt after his law license was recently suspended by the state bar.

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