Traveling Evangelist To Be In Court On Assault Charges
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A traveling evangelist who made headlines in the mid-state will be in court Wednesday morning after she allegedly pepper-sprayed a cop.
Glynis Bethel will be arraigned on assault charges stemming from the incident in June 2011. Bethel's arraignment is scheduled in Davidson County Criminal Court at 9 a.m.
Bethel is preacher from Alabama who brought her children to Brentwood High School in April 2011.
Wearing homemade t-shirts that said "God Hates Whores," they got into a verbal argument with the school's principal when she and her kids tried to hand out religious literature on campus.
Two months later, Metro police said Bethel pepper-sprayed a woman during an argument on Second Avenue and Broadway, where she was giving a sermon.
When a plainclothes officer tried to stop her from leaving the scene, police said she sprayed him as well.
Bethel's arraignment is scheduled in Davidson County Criminal Court at 9 a.m.
According to local reports from Alabama, Bethel was arrested in Alabama, including charges of obstructing government operations, harassment, and fugitive, unrelated to the alleged incidents in the mid-state.