Spare the rod spoil the child. Megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar Jr. was arrested on simple battery charges in Fayette County last night...
Channel 2’s Tom Jones learned that Dollar was booked into the county jail at 2 a.m. A judge set Dollar's bond at $5,000 during a morning hearing.
“I just love my kid. Love ‘em. Same problem every parent’s going through,” Dollar said as he was leaving jail Friday morning.
Police have not released any details on the victim or the circumstances of the arrest.
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According to the police report from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Dollar’s daughter called police to say that her father attacked her after they argued about whether the daughter could attend a party.
The report says Dollar choked his daughter, then threw her to the ground, punched her and hit her with his shoe. The responding officer noticed a scratch on the daughter’s neck near her throat; the daughter said her father gave her the scratch during the fight.
When police interviewed Dollar, he said he tried to restrain his daughter when she “became very disrespectful” after he told her she couldn’t go to the party, according to the report. Dollar admitted to spanking his daughter and wrestling her to the floor, but said it was because she hit him.
Dollar was taken to the Fayette County Jail after his arrest. Fayette County Police spokesman Brent Rowan said Dollar had his first appearance in magistrate court Friday and posted bond.