- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina lawmaker facing the state’s most serious domestic violence charge outside of murder is going before a judge to have a new bond issued.

A grand jury indicted suspended Rep. Chris Corley on felony charges of domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and pointing a firearm. If convicted, the 36-year-old Republican faces up to 25 years in prison. Corley’s new bond hearing is 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Authorities say Corley and his wife were arguing about his infidelity Dec. 26 at their Aiken County home when Corley hit his wife causing her to bleed and pointed a gun at her.

Corley originally faced a lesser felony domestic violence charge and had a $20,000 bond issued.

South Carolina House leaders suspended Corley after his indictment earlier this month.

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