Picayune City Councilwoman, Husband Charged With Domestic Violence

A Picayune city councilwoman and her husband are each charged with simple assault in connection with a domestic dispute at their home.

Kathy Harris Watts and her husband Gary R. Watts are scheduled to appear in court August 29th.

Police Chief Brenda Smith says both were arrested Saturday and released the next day on a $500 bond each. Smith says the couple was apparently arguing over the discipline of Gary Watts' child.

She says when officers responded to the domestic violence call, they found signs of an assault visible on both spouses.

Watts is serving her first term on the City Council.