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Central pastor who defied stay-at-home order placed on house arrest

Posted at 4:52 PM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 17:52:23-04

The Central pastor who defied the coronavirus stay-at-home order was placed on house arrest Saturday morning after refusing to tell a state district judge whether he would refrain from holding religious services, our media partners at the Advocate report.

A judge withthe 19th Judicial District Court put Rev. Tony Spell, the pastor of Life Tabernacle Church, on house arrest at 9 a.m.

Spell was arrested Tuesday morning and booked into parish prison on misdemeanor counts after a protester accused the Pentecostal preacher of nearly hitting him on Sunday with one of the church's school buses along Hooper Road.

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