CHRISTIAN BREAKING NEWS: Who is Pastor Jamie Oliver Steele? Senior Pastor, East Taylorsville Baptist Church, Taylorsville, North Carolina On Leave of Absence after Many Charges Filed Against Him after Crash [#RevJamieSteele #JamieOliverSteele #JamieSteele #PastorJamieSteele #PastorSteele #RevSteele]
STATEMENT BY East Taylorsville Baptist Church, Taylorsville, North Carolina ON FACEBOOK:
Source: East Taylorsville Baptist Church Facebook account
The senior pastor of a Taylorsville church has been placed on leave following an incident in downtown late January.
On Friday, Feb. 2, at 5:00 PM ET, Taylorsville Police Chief Michael Millsaps issued the following statement on the incident:
“On January 24, around 1:30 p.m., the Taylorsville Police Department received a call in regards to a traffic accident near 429 West Main Ave. Upon arrival officers found a vehicle that had traveled west bound, crossed the double yellow line and struck several utility poles. The vehicle became disabled back in the roadway and stopped. The driver of the vehicle James Oliver Steele of Taylorsville was the only occupant of the vehicle. Officers made contact with the driver and detected possible impairment. Alexander County EMS was requested to come and evaluate the driver at the scene. EMS arrived and began to assess the drivers’ injuries. While on scene the driver brandished a firearm and first responders evacuated the area. Officers on scene were able to secure the area and requested additional assistance. The Alexander County Sheriff’s Department along with the North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the scene and provided a supportive role only while the Taylorsville Police Department was the primary agency. Negotiations began with the driver to try and defuse the situation. During negotiations the driver fired one round from the weapon. None of the officers on scene nor the driver were injured. The Taylorsville Police Department would also like to note that no law enforcement on scene fired any rounds. Officers were able to negotiate a successful surrender. The driver was able to exit the vehicle and was transported to a local medical facility. During the incident, local schools and daycare were placed on lock down as a safety precaution.”
“The driver of the vehicle, James Oliver Steele, has been charged with: Driving While Impaired, Reckless Driving, Driving Left of Center, Unsafe Passing, Exceeding a Safe Speed, Open Container, Damage to Property, Carrying Concealed Weapon, Going Armed to The Terror of The Public.”
– Chief Millsaps
On Friday, East Taylorsville Baptist Church issued a post on Facebook recognizing Jamie Steele’s involvement in an incident that occurred on Jan. 24 in the downtown area.
The church stated that the deacon board has met multiple times and has been monitoring the situation.
According to the church statement, Steele is currently on leave of absence.
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