Well-known pastor Creflo Dollar was arrested today at his home after he “slightly hurt” his 15-year-old daughter.
Police responded to the call for assistance at the residence shortly after 1 a.m. this morning, according to The Washington Post. The incident is being described as a family dispute that got out of hand.
The argument reportedly turned physical after the two began arguing over whether or not the teenage girl could go to a party.
Creflo faces misdemeanor battery charges and might face cruelty to children charges as well.
The 50-year-old mega-church leader left Fayette County Jail earlier this morning on bond.
Creflo is a nationally recognized pastor who has garnered strong public criticism for his net worth, which is said by celebritynetworth.com to be in excess of $27 million.
Unfortunately, this is not the first run-in with the law for Atlanta’s church leaders.
Last year, Bishop Eddie Long of Atlanta was accused of past sexual misconduct involving young boys in his own congregation. Creflo drew the ire of the national media when he came out in support of Eddie, urging the embattled leader’s church members to return to his congregation.
Creflo’s arrest is also not the only instance of alleged abuse among Atlanta’s clergy. Back in 2007 prophetess Juanita Bynum was assaulted by her estranged husband, preacher Thomas Weeks III. The two have since divorced.
Neither representative for Dreflo nor the World Changers Church International has issued a statement on the incident.