Doyline Mayor Gary Carter has resigned from office after being arrested this past weekend for assaulting his wife. Through a statement released by his attorney, Carter says he is embarrassed and feels like his resignation is best for him, his family and for the town.

Carter was arrested for Domestic Abuse with Strangulation after his wife of 31 years, Tammy, went to the emergency room to get treatment for her injuries. Carter was released on a $50,000 bond and a protective order was issued against Carter, requiring him to have no contact with his wife.