March 08, 2006

Shifflett out on bail, once again

Culpeper Star Exponent

Liz Mitchell - Staff Writer
Culpeper Star Exponent
Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Charles Shifflett was released from the Culpeper County Jail Tuesday morning on a $5,000 secured bond.

Shifflett, pastor of First Baptist Church of Culpeper, faces eight charges for incidents of cruelty and injury to children, child endangerment and indecent liberties with a child and felonious assault of a 10-year-old girl that occurred up to 20 years ago.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Gary Close said Shifflett’s bond has thus far totaled about $19,500.

The most recent charges stem from warrants obtained by the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office and citizen complaints filed by his former church member Woody Leake, who also attended the church’s private school.

The warrant obtained by the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office was on charges of child endangerment for an incident that occurred in 1999 to a 17-year-old boy.

Posted by kshaw at March 8, 2006 11:43 AM