On Sunday, police were called to his home by his wife, Bethany. She told officers Staats had slapped her in the face and left a red mark on her cheek.
"Mr. Staats when questioned stated that during a verbal argument he pushed his wife Ms. Staats down onto a bed then left the location," read the affidavit.
Staats was booked into Davidson County Jail on a charge of misdemeanor domestic assault. He was released after posting a $5,000 bond.
Staats made national headlines last month when he posted a photo of a handgun on his Facebook page along with the words "welcome to Tennessee Mr. Obama." He later denied making a threat against the President's life.