Tag: assault

Father of bride dies following wedding dispute scuffle with pastor in Parsons

| September 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

PARSONS — A man reportedly upset over the seating arrangement at his daughter’s Cinderella-themed wedding died after he hit his head in a scuffle with the pastor, authorities said Thursday. District Attorney Hansel McCadams said officers were called to Amazing Grace Ministries on Saturday because of a disagreement between 58-year-old Joseph Tucsnak and Pastor Chris […]

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Pastor shot with Taser, woman stabbed during church brawl in Alabama: cops

| August 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

An irate Alabama minister Tased a pastor who had just fired him, setting off a wild melee at a baptist church that ended with a deacon stabbing the minister's mother, authorities said. The unholy incident erupted Sunday in the St. Elmo community after the Rev. Darryl Riley told minister of music Simone Moore that he […]

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Ex-boyfriend charged in stabbing outside Mount Vernon church

| August 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

MOUNT VERNON — An "infatuated" ex-boyfriend with a criminal record was accused today of stabbing his former girlfriend as she left choir practice at a Mount Vernon church. Jonathan Green, 38, of 49-51 Elm Ave., Mount Vernon, was charged with attempted murder in Wednesday night's attack on Sharon Winston, 53, of White Plains. Green and […]

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Choir, children watch woman stabbed outside church, says witness

| August 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

A church celebration was marred by violence Wednesday after a woman was stabbed in front of children and choir members, according to a witness. The stabbing occurred shortly before 9 p.m. outside The Greater centennial A.M.E Zion Church at 312 So. 8th Ave. in Mount Vernon as a choir left the building and an end-of-session […]

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Lynbrook Man Arrested for Stalking, Harassment Incidents at Church

| July 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Nassau County Fifth Precinct arrested a Lynbrook man on Thursday after he allegedly stalked and harassed priests and parishioners at Our Lady of Peace Church at 25 Fowler Ave. in Lynbrook. According to Nassau County detectives, on June 24, Victor Tosner, 57, called Our Lady of Peace Church and demanded to speak to a […]

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Female Minister Robbed on Way to Service

| June 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

A 60-year-old female church minister has been attacked and robbed as she prepared to give service in her Methodist Church. The attack happened as Rev. Christine Leech was arriving at Rhydings Methodist Church in Lancashire, England to give her evening service. Rev. Leech, who was fully dressed in her ministerial attire, was confronted by a […]

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Man Charged With Assaulting Pastor and His Wife

| June 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

MISSION – The man accused in the assault on a pastor and his wife went before a judge and police say he's linked to another crime. Miguel Angel Salinas is charged with robbery, aggravated robbery and theft. Police arrested Salinas after he allegedly committed two robberies. Police say he robbed and assaulted a pastor Tuesday […]

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Church Assault Victim’s Family Looking For Attacker

| June 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — The family of a church employee, who was violently mugged inside St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs, is afraid the attacker could strike again. The victim's family is going door-to-door in the neighborhoods surrounding the church, handing fliers out with a sketch of the attacker and also taking the […]

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Police: Woman Attacked At Church

| June 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Police officers in Altamonte Springs said they're investigating an attack at a church. Click Like For Central Florida News Updates: Altamonte Springs police Officer Rob Pelton said Assistant Church manager Kimberly Maag had just unlocked the offices and heard a noise. She grabbed pepper spray and checked various rooms but found […]

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2 Suspects Caught In Mililani Church Stabbing

| May 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

HONOLULU — A 23-year-old victim was last listed in serious condition after trying to end an argument at the Mililani Presbyterian Church Saturday afternoon. According to the Honolulu Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division, two suspects, a 23-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, were arrested and face felony assault charges. The charges stem from an argument […]

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Man sets priest alight during mass

| May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Vilnius – An assailant sprayed a Roman Catholic priest with flammable liquid and set him alight during mass in a church in Lithuania, police in the Baltic state said on Friday. Father Remigijus Kuprys, aged 46, managed to extinguish the flames with the help of worshippers, but suffered facial burns. The attack occurred during the […]

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Pastor Recovers After Attack At Lawrenceville Church

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

PITTSBURGH — A local pastor is out of the hospital after he was attacked and robbed at his Lawrenceville church on Friday. Police said the crime happened at Trinity Baptist Church on Ligonier Street. Investigators said the pastor heard someone banging on the door and yelled to see who it was. When the pastor opened […]

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Georgetown teen stabbed after basketball game at church

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Georgetown High School basketball player is recovering after being stabbed at a Georgetown church. 17-year-old Marquise Bessellieu told police that he was stabbed in the parking lot of Georgetown Presbyterian Church after a basketball game in the church's gym Thursday night. Police arrested 24-year-old Maliek Gibbs of Georgetown for the stabbing. Bessellieu said that […]

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Former lawman charged with assault on preacher

| May 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

A former law enforcement officer faces criminal charges after authorities say he attacked a local pastor at his church on Sunday and assaulted two other people the night before. Houston County District Attorney Doug Valeska asked the court to order 73-year-old Donald Lee Cobb held without bond after deputies with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office […]

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Man stabbed in front of Macomb church

| April 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

MACOMB, ILL. — A man is in stable condition after being stabbed multiple times outside a Macomb church Sunday. Macomb Police Chief Curt Barker told KHQA the victim was stabbed four times with a knife, at least once in the neck. The victim was flown to a Peoria Hospital immediately after the incident. Police have […]

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