KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- A member of the Kansas House of Representatives was arrested early Sunday morning in Overland Park.
Representative Aaron Coleman (D-KS) was booked into the Johnson County Jail at 12:45 a.m. Sunday after being arrested in Overland Park. The reason for arrest shows to be domestic battery. It also states Coleman has no priors.
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Coleman, 21, was elected to the Kansas House in 2020, beating a 69-year-old business owner. Since his election, he's face disciplinary actions from Kansas Democrats, been barred from Kansas agency offices, and faced previous allegations of battery.
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Coleman is being held in the Johnson County Jail without bail. He'll be in court on Monday afternoon.
House Democratic Leader Tom Sawyer said Coleman should resign.
“This is extremely disturbing news. We are watching closely to make sure we gather all the facts," Sawyer said. "His constituents and the State of Kansas would be better served if he were to resign and get the help he badly needs. However, I want to reiterate again that the House Democratic Caucus does not condone this behavior in any way, shape, or form.”
After he was elected last year, Coleman received a written reprimand from a legislative committee about his conduct before taking office.
The House committee’s investigation of Coleman followed accusations of abusive behavior toward girls and young women. He acknowledged some of the behavior on social media and said he had been a troubled teenager.
Earlier this month, Coleman was also banned from the Kansas Department of Labor's offices because the agency's director said Coleman had tried to improperly gain entry to the department's main office through a secured employee entry and berated a security officer.
At that time, Coleman said he was trying to help constituents deal with the state’s unemployment system.