Pastor tased, woman stabbed after church service

August 12th, 2011 by Staff

ST. ELMO, Ala. — The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bizarre case out of St. Elmo, after a church pastor was tased and a woman was stabbed during a fight.

It happened at the New Welcome Baptist Church after Sunday service.

Simone Moore is a self proclaimed R&B artist, he ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate, and he’s a teacher in Mobile County. Now, Moore is wanted by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office after authorities say he tased the Rev. Daryl Riley.

Deputies say things started when Moore, who worked as the church’s minister of music was handed his last paycheck and told by Riley that his services were no longer needed. Investigators say that’s when Moore tased the pastor.

A fight ensued, and deputies say Harvey Hunt, a deacon at the church, pulled out a pocketknife and began stabbing Moore’s mother, Agolia, in the arm.

Six people were injured in the fight; all have been released from the hospital.

Lashea Gray lives near the church. She told us, “It was unbelievable for it to be at that church. A lot of people go there, never heard of any problems. That was shocking to me to see that going on.”

Warrants have been signed for both Moore and Hunt.

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