Hartford – May 24, 2015: The Rev. Dr. Augustus Sealy, 54, who leads the First Church of the Nazarene at 932 Capitol Ave., was shot outside the church.
The victim was placing flags in front of First Church of Nazarene there in honor of Memorial day when he was shot three times, police said. He was shot twice in the right leg, and once in the left shoulder, police said.
Members of the church confirmed the pastor, Augustus Sealy of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, underwent surgery after the incident Sunday morning.
Sealy, 54, is in stable condition, police said. Ironically, today was his five-year anniversary as pastor.
Please join Church Security 360 Degrees, LLC, in praying for Rev. Augustus quick and full recovery!
August 21, 2014 – GEORGETOWN, Texas – Marcos Azael Herrera was arrested on August 15, 2014 for the alleged assaults of a young girl. Marcus Herrera was a pastor at Iglesia Evangelica Cristiana Espiritual Church where authorities said the girl’s father also worked. The girl told law enforcement authorities that the alleged assaults took place in 2009 when she was 4 years old. Marcus Herrera is currently being held on $400,00 bond at the Williamson County Jail.
A Tennessee woman who police say crashed into a church and stabbed her husband claims she was following the instructions of both God and the devil, reports WJHL-TV.
March 19, 2014 – Church Hill, Tenn: Law enforcement authorities report that about 10 a.m. Sunday Stephanie Hamman crashed her vehicle through the front doors of Providence Church. Authorities say that she then called her husband who lives across the street to come to the scene. When the husband arrived according to police, the husband found his wife lying in front of the altar with a large knife. Stephanie then told her husband, said “the devil is in me” and stabbed him in the chest. Police report that the husband removed the knife from his chest and returned home and called 9-1-1. The husband is expected to live. Stephanie, was arrested by police.
Walhalla – January 2014 – James Smith, 39 years-of-age was sentenced on January 22, 2014 to three years of probation after he pleaded guilty to assault charges. James Smith was a former church youth director of Ebenezer Baptist Church. According to authorities, James Smith has been been charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor. James Smith was ordered by the court to undergo counseling and register as a sex offender. James Smith pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and battery.
May 3, 2013-Cartersville, GA – Mr. Marcus Deanglo Henderson, 33-years-old, was arrested by authorities and charged with aggravated battery for assaulting a 17-year-old was playing basketball at an Adairsville Church gym. According to law enforcement personnel, the victim received a broken jaw during the assault requiring surgery to repair the damage. Mr. Henderson was booked into Bartow County Jail.
LUMBERTON March 2013 — A youth group leader according to Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, Jahaziel Levi Rodriguez-Vasquez, 28-years-of-age was arrested and is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl while working at a Lumberton church, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.
Jahaziel Levi Rodriguez-Vazquez, is charged with statutory rape and is being held under a $50,000 bond at the Robeson County jail. According to Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, Rodriguez-Vasquez was working at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s when the assaults occurred. According to the arrest report Jahaziel Levi Rodriguez- Vasquez, assaulted the girl twice, once in 2012 and again in February of this year. Jahaziel was charged with statutory rape and is being held under a $50,000 bond at the Robeson County jail.
March 26, 2013: Oklahoma City police arrested Levi Eden age-28, for assaulting a child he believed was laughing during church according to police. According to police, the assault took place during a service at Life Church earlier that day. Eden and the child assault both attended the service together and live in the same house. Eden was arrested by police on a complaint of assault and battery.
Jan 15, 2013 – Spartanburg County, S.C. – Police authorities reported that a volunteer pastor was arrested today after being accused of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old female. According to the victim, William Hughes invited her to his home where he offered her alcoholic beverages which she drank.
The victim told authorities that the next thing she remembers is waking up and putting her pants on. William Hughes was a member and volunteer at Restoration Church. Pastor Tony Cribb, Senior Pastor of Restoration Church said that the church is deeply sadden and shocked by the news.
Mr. Hughes worked in the past as a volunteer chaplain for the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s office before his service was terminated for allegations that he inappropriately touched a child.
July 18, 2012 – Corona, CA – A Southern California police office was charged with failing to report a suspected assault of a child by church authorities Riverside County District Attorney’s office said.
Police Cpl. Margaret Bell had been informed the pastor of her own church and two other members had allegedly physically assaulted a 13-year-old boy but never passed on the information to investigators
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/07/18/SoCal-cop-charged-in-church-assault-case/UPI-72741342632705/#ixzz215QMZISo
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April 2, 2012 – OAKLAND, CALIF – Former nursing student 43-year-old One L. Goh killed 7 and wounded 3 others at Oikos University a small Christian college on Monday morning, seemingly without discrimination. According to authorities there were about 35 students inside the college at the time. Goh was arrested about two hours after the shooting in front of a Safeway supermarket in an Alameda shopping center a few miles away from the University.