Miami, FL – Pastor Arrested After Punching and Strangling Sister

May 6, 2019

Miami, FL (May 6, 2019) – Police reported that 61-year-old Willie Strange was arrested in Miami after he punched and strangled his sister in the office of a church.

The incident, according to authorities, took place at the Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Miami on Monday to tell her that she missed two weeks of work. During the conversation, he became upset with his sister and punched her in the eye. He then punched her on the lip and she fell to the floor.

Strange then grabbed his sister by the neck and made it so that she was unable to breathe. From there, the victim was able to push her brother away from her and leave the office.

Strange then grabbed his sister and held her against her will for 10 minutes. When he left her go, she ran to the Police station in Miami for help. Strange immediately left the church but then turned himself in to police.

Police say that his sister had multiple marks consistent with the story on her. Strange has since been arrested for domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and battery.

Miami Domestic Battery Laws

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