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Megachurch Pastor Creflo Dollar Arrested on Battery Charges

Witnesses told authorities he grabbed his 15-year-old daughter around her throat.

Update (Jan. 25): The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the assault charge against Creflo Dollar has been dismissed in return for the pastor completing a program that required him to "enroll an anger management program, report to a probation officer and pay $1,072 in court fees."


Police arrested megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar Jr. on battery charges in Georgia on Friday, according to WSBTV, a local TV station. Officials booked Dollar into jail at 2 a.m, and a judge set a $5,000 bond during a morning hearing, according to the report.

Police arrested Dollar at his Fayette County house after receiving a 911 call from his 15-year-old daughter. She told a dispatcher her father attacked her after an argument over her attendance at a party.

A witness told police Dollar grabbed his daughter around her throat and choked her, creating a scratch on her neck, Fayette County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Brent Rowan told the TV station.

"Discipline my kid. Love ‘em," Dollar said as he was leaving ...

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