Irvington, AL - Two arrest warrants were issued after an argument over a paycheck escalated to a fight which led to a church pastor being tased and that assailant’s mother being stabbed in the arm.
The whole incident took place inside the New Welcome Baptist Church on Sunday. Simone Moore, a self-described R&B artist who also made an unsuccessful run for the US Senate some years back, was working as the church’s minister of music.
On Sunday, he received his final paycheck and was informed by Pastor Daryl Riley that his services were no longer needed . Moore took issue with the amount of the check, and the argument soon escalated to violence. Moore allegedly used a taser on Pastor Riley.
The fun didn’t stop there, though. Several other people joined the scuffle, including Moore’s mother. Agolia Moore was apparently stabbed in arm during the fray by church deacon Harvey Hunt.
The wound required 19 stitches according to deputies. Both Moore and Hunt have warrants issued in their name as a result of the incident.
As far as current events go this is pretty tame, except for the location where the incident was sparked.
A church? I can understand getting amped up over pay, but to think that the whole thing was charged enough to turn into a brawl is shocking. I feel like Moore may have a loose connection, that maybe he’s not quite as grounded as the rest of us.
I’ve been tased before, and I can safely say it hertz.Tags: Alabama, assault and battery, church, Crime, preacher, Simone Moore, Taser