Pastor Tony Spell has been arrested.
Although he put his parishioners in danger by holding packed church services and violated the local coronavirus ‘stay-at-home’ orders, he was wanted for something a bit more nefarious.
Cops obtained a warrant for to arrest him for allegedly backing up a church bus toward a demonstrator.
— Abbi Rocha (@AbbiRochaTV) April 20, 2020
According to Central Police in Baton Rouge … the warrant was issued Monday based on video evidence from a Sunday incident where Spell allegedly reversed the bus upon the shoulder of the road and nearly took out someone who was protesting his church gatherings.
Tony turned himself in around 10am on Tuesday and was booked on two misdemeanors, aggravated assault and improper reversing.
#BREAKING: Pastor Tony Spell just cuffed and en route to EBR Parish Prison. Charged with aggravated assault, improper backing, and outstanding bench warrants. Central PD releasing a statement soon. @WAFB pic.twitter.com/4hx1yQRV4N
— Graham Ulkins (@GrahamUlkins) April 21, 2020