Thursday, May 27, 2010

Baptist Preacher Accused Of Shooting Fellow Pastor

Texas: A local Baptist preacher and community leader is accused of shooting a preacher from Cuero after a construction contract dispute, law enforcement officials said.

The Rev. Mark Stewart, 49, the pastor at Rising Star Baptist Church, was arrested about noon Thursday in Cuero on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the shooting of John Jackson, 59.

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Johnson is a known construction contractor in Cuero, who has worked on a variety of projects including courthouse renovations. Stewart is free on bail totaling $75,000 Friday.

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