May 12, 2006

Judge delays ruling on pastor being listed on offender registry


By Jimmie E. Gates

Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter delayed a decision today on whether the Rev. Jeffery Stallworth's name should be removed from the state sex offender registry.

Stallworth, pastor of Word and Worship church in Jackson, contends he should not be on the registry because his misdemeanor fourth-degree sex conviction and sentence were removed by a judge and the crime he pleaded guilty to in Maryland would not require a person to register as a sex offender in Mississippi.

Posted by kshaw at May 12, 2006 01:44 PM