Todd. Photo courtesy of the Mobile Patrol app.

Randy Todd, a Republican candidate for the Lee County Board of Commissioners, was charged Wednesday with assaulting his step son.

Todd, 63, faces one count of simple assault. He posted $2,500 bond on Wednesday and was released from custody.

Captain Jeff Johnson of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called Wednesday to an incident between Todd and his 15-year-old step son, and that the step son and Todd’s wife then took out the charges.

Simple assault is a Class 2 misdemeanor in North Carolina.

Todd faced controversy in February when he went on Facebook during the Super Bowl halftime show and compared it to “Mexican burlesque” and saying the performers should “do it in English next time.” Todd is one of six candidates running for three at large seats on the Lee County Board of Commissioners.