September 28, 2023
Douglas Mussey

A Villager has been sentenced to anger administration after a brawl final 12 months with the pastor at his church.

Douglas Keith Mussey, 74, of the Village of Liberty Park this week in Marion County Court docket pleaded no contest to 2 counts of battery on an individual over the age of 65. He has been ordered to finish eight hours of anger administration and carry out 80 hours of neighborhood service. He additionally has been positioned on probation for 18 months.

He was arrested after an altercation in October at Trinity Lutheran Church in Summerfield.

The 80-year-old president of the church mentioned that Mussey had grabbed him by the throat and choked him throughout an occasion the place meals was being ready within the church kitchen, in line with an arrest report from the Marion County Sheriff’s Workplace. Mussey, who stands 6 toes 2 inches tall and weighs 260 kilos, went on to seize an 82-year-old senior pastor and put him in a headlock. Mussey then punched the senior pastor within the face. In the course of the altercation, the clergyman’s glasses had been damaged.

The incident was captured on the church’s surveillance system and there was a witness, the report indicated.

Mussey skipped a court docket date in November and forfeited his bond. He spent 28 days in jail.