Mom & Son Say Baptist Deacons Stabbed Them

     MOBILE, Ala. (CN) – Baptist Church deacons beat and stabbed a man and his elderly mother in a church office when he asked the church to repay a loan, and the pastor beat them too, the man and his mom claim in court.
     Simone Moore and his mother Agolia Moore sued New Welcome Baptist Church, its pastor Darryl Riley, and deacons Harvey Hunt, Edwin Woods and Kevin Davis, in Mobile County Circuit Court.
     New Welcome Baptist Church is in St. Elmo, Ala., an unincorporated community about 15 miles southwest of Mobile.
     Simone Moore claims that his mother’s wounds required nine stitches and skin grafts.
     The 2-page complaint, filed by William J. Casey II of Mobile, is replete with misspellings and grammatical errors. They are quoted here as they appear in the lawsuit.
     Simone says he was working as a minister at the church on Aug. 7, 2011, a Sunday, when “the Plaintiff was asks to come into a meeting after the Sunday service was complete. Regarding money owed to the plaintiff by the church.”
     The lawsuit continues: “The meeting was being held in the church finance office directly behind the Sanctuary.
     “The plaintiff brought his 69 year old mother to come with him to the meeting as a witness to the meeting.
     “During the meeting the pastor refused to pay the Plaintiff monies owed to the Plaintiff.
     “The Plaintiff was attacked by Harvey Hunt a deacon of the church who charged the Plaintiff with a knife and cut the Plaintiff on plaintiff’s hand as the Plaintiff attempted to defend himself. Harvey Hutt then cut the Plaintiff on his face under the eye and forehead leaving a four inch scar above the Plaintiff’s eye. As the plaintiff was struggling with Harvey Hunt he was attacked by Pastor Darryl riley, Deacon Earl Wood and Deacon Kelvin Davis and was striking in the face. Simone Moore was also struck in the ribs causing numerous severely bruised ribs.
     “Upon seeing her son, the Plaintiff, bleeding and being attacked Agolia Moore exclaimed ‘you cut my child, why did you cut my child’. Deacon Harvey Hunt then attacked Mrs. Agolia Moore, and cut the 69 year old in her right arm, requiring 9 stitches and on her right finger causing extensive injuries including skin graphs.”
     The Moores seek damages for assault and battery, false arrest and defamation.
     Count three: “Malicious prosecution slander and defermation of character,” claims that “the Defendants filed charges claiming that Simone Moore has assaulted them knowing that the charges were untrue in an attempt to discredit Simone Moore.”
     The Moores seek a jury trial and damages to be determined by the jury.
     They are represented by William J. Casey II of Mobile.

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