Domestic violence charge dismissed

No charges for Moss Point Mayor Mario King and his wife Natasha in a domestic violence case that surfaced months ago.
The two showed up in court Thursday, both facing domestic violence charges and simple assault charges after an incident at their home in October 2017. The mayor and his wife did not testify against each other and as a result the case was dismissed.
Although the charges were dropped, CEO of the Gulf Coast Center for Non-Violence Stacey Roley tells News 25 domestic violence allegations should always be taken very seriously in court. “Domestic violence is very prevalent in our community. Look at statistics. One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime and one in seven men, that’s a huge amount of our population that we see every day. Anyone who has questions about being abused, reach out and talk about it. And do not be afraid to seek help.”
Mayor King did issue a statement to News 25 reading in part: “Natasha and I are thankful this ordeal is over and we can get back to serving the city. We are thankful for the parties involved and look forward to continuing to work together to rejuvenate Moss Point.”

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