Former Mississippi governor’s son arrested in D.C.

WASHINGTON — The son of former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour was arrested in D.C. early Friday morning on aggravated assault charges.

Haley Reeves Barbour, Jr. was at a bar when a man complemented his wife. Police say Barbour then started to make fun of the man’s hairstyle, and then repeatedly punched him in the face.

Barbour claims the man touched his wife inappropriately and says he was defending her, though his wife never told police she was touched inappropriately.

Barbour’s next court appearance is scheduled for May 29.

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