Charges against former pastor dropped

James Welson, 55, booking photo

FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. - Domestic violence charges against former Presbyterian pastor have been dropped.

James Weldon, 55, was arrested Oct. 29. According to the police report, he yelled at wife before spitting in her face, grabbing her by her jaw and pushed her head against the kitchen counter, police said. 

Authorities said Weldon’s wife grabbed a kitchen tong to defend herself, then threw brownies at him before escaping their home on Trailing Pines Way in Fleming Island.

Charges were dropped the following month.


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