Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Man Charged With Assaulting Woman During Church Service

Church Members Dragged Man From Service, Deputies Say

REIDSVILLE, N.C. -- A Reidsville man grabbed a woman's arm, pulled her hair and choked her during a Sunday morning service at the Solomon's Temple Church Sunday, Rockingham County deputies said.

Deputies said Antonio Simmons, 23, was asked by the pastor to leave, but he refused. Several church members then pulled him into the parking lot, deputies said.

By the time deputies arrived at the church, Simmons had already left.

A deputy spotted Simmons riding in a pickup truck along with 10 to 15 other people. He was taken into custody without incident and charged with domestic assault on a female, threatening phone call, larceny, second-degree trespass and disorderly conduct by disturbing a religious service.

Bond was set at $5,000.

The 18-year-old victim didn't require medical attention.

1 comment:

  1. I like the part where church members dragged him outside. That's my kind of people. However, this is real, it happens every day....to someone somewhere and when people get emotional they don't care where they are or who is around. This is why we need to have people and proceedures in place, so the church members won't have to deal with it.And, often times the very presence and knowledge that we are prepared for your stupidity will deter you from starting anything at all.