May 13, 2005

Bail revoked; pastor rearrested


By Anthony Spangler
Star-Telegram Staff Writer

FORT WORTH - Bail for Bishop Terry Hornbuckle, who is accused of sexually assaulting three female parishioners, was revoked Wednesday after he tested positive for drugs.

Hornbuckle, senior pastor of Agape Christian Fellowship in Arlington, was arrested Wednesday while reporting to a probation officer in downtown Fort Worth, said Jim Sinclair, assistant director of Tarrant County probation.

"The urinalysis was submitted on the fourth of this month and the court was notified" Tuesday, Sinclair said. "A warrant was issued and he came in to make his regular report and was taken into custody in our office."

Hornbuckle, 43, was indicted in March on four charges of sexual assault and was released on $405,000 bail. In two of the cases, he is accused of using date-rape drugs to overpower the women.

After his initial arrest in March, authorities said they found a small amount of methamphetamine inside his Cadillac Escalade. Hornbuckle also faces a felony drug charge.

Posted by kshaw at May 13, 2005 07:26 AM