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Archive for Saturday, August 25, 2007

Minister turns self in to face assault charges

August 25, 2007

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— The minister husband of evangelist and gospel singer Juanita Bynum turned himself in Friday to face charges that he beat her outside a hotel earlier this week. He was later released on bond but ordered to have no contact with his wife.

Thomas W. Weeks III, known to his followers as Bishop Weeks, was accompanied by his attorney when he surrendered at the Fulton County Jail, said Atlanta Police spokesman James Polite.

Weeks was photographed and fingerprinted, then released on $40,000 bond after a brief hearing with the condition that he have no contact with his wife or her sister. He faces charges of aggravated assault and terroristic threats following a confrontation in which police say he left his estranged wife badly bruised.

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