North Texas Pastor Held On Sex Assault Charge In West Virginia

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) – A North Texas pastor is being held on $75,000 cash bail in West Virginia on charges he sexually assaulted a woman he offered to drive home from a Charleston bar.

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department said 41-year-old Matthew D. Jarrell of Terrell was arrested Thursday and charged with second-degree sexual assault.

Investigators told the Charleston Gazette that Jarrell forced the 36-year-old woman into “sexual acts” after he drove her to a secluded area of Sissonville. The woman told sheriff’s deputies she fled after Jarrell’s truck became stuck in mud.

A booking officer at South Central Regional Jail said Jarrell was still being Friday and did not know if he had an attorney.

A woman identifying herself as Jarrell’s secretary at his Mesquite, Texas, church said she could not comment.

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One Comment

  1. tigtii says:

    Dude looks like he has some serious issues.

  2. Homer J. says:

    Don’t worry, Pastor Jarrell! Jeebus is going to pick you up tomorrow during the rapture and take you home! Glory to God! Imagine being in that cold, scary jail cell and being raptured out of it tomorrow! As you rocket toward the sky, you can say to the cops, hey, SUCK ON THIS, heathens! Right? PRAISE JEEBUS!

  3. diana shepelwich says:

    Homer J you got it right!

  4. Hemroidious says:

    If he was Muslim, it would be ok.

  5. roberto says:

    this is what hell want to you, to blasfeme the name of Jesus. but i put my eyes on heaven no men. trust Jesus not men. Psalm 118:8

    1. CB says:

      Psalm 118:8 was written in Hebrew before Jesus. What are you referring to?

    2. Wild Wild Wes says:

      well stated roberto.

  6. C Bauer says:

    Well, looks like the good ol’ pastor, the man of God, has offed himself in his jail cell. WFAA had it on their web site this evening. CBS11, you’re losing your luster.

    Suicide is the unforgivable sin, right? So, he’s in hell?

    1. Wild Wild Wes says:

      yea he’s at the feet of the beast
      beggin for mercy

  7. BD says:

    Poor misguided fool. If only he had trusted in the same God that he preached about he could have been forgiven and cleansed of the turmoil the must have plagued him for sometime. Our prayers now go to those he left behind for they must cope with the aftermath.

  8. Kiaraa Mf says:

    RIP Pastor Jarrell :/ we love youu & we know u aree innocentttt ❤

  9. Wild Wild Wes says:

    Why does an innocent man take his own life???

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