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Gospel star James Fortune arrested


Grammy nominated gospel artist James Fortune was recently arrested and charged with aggravated assault after allegedly striking his wife with a barstool.

Fortune’s wife, Cheryl is said to have suffered a possible fractured leg and pelvis in the attack.

Sadly, this isn’t the first time Fortune has been in trouble with the law because of his temper. He was previously sentenced to six years of deferred adjudication for using scolding hot water to punish his then 4-year-old stepson.

Attorney Toni Jones, who represents Roger Davenport, the biological father of James’ stepson is concerned that Fortune’s violent tendencies could lead to further tragedy if counseling isn’t sought.

“The most serious thing that could happen, and we’ve seen this happen before, is Mrs. Fortune or those children could end up dead,” said Jones.

Fortune and his wife have 3 additional children together.

After being released on $20,00 bond Fortune released the following statement:

I am truly sorry for the negative attention this situation has brought my wife, family, friends and business partners. Because it is a pending legal matter, I cannot comment on what has been reported. However, I understand the seriousness of this matter and ask that you respect the privacy of my family as we address this together. I would also like to thank my fans for their continued outpouring of love and support.

Fortune faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.


  1. Shady Jack Jones on November 2, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Punk-a** church boy!! Hot water on a toddler??? I’ll put these Jordans so far up his a**, show his insides some style!!

  2. Truthis on November 2, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Send his butt to jail! “You sorry for the negative attention….”, really?! Thats what you are sorry for, the negative attention?! How about the emotional scares you have left on this woman and child? Scolding hot water on a 4 year old, oh yea you gots to go!

    • fed up in Cleveland on November 3, 2014 at 5:13 pm

      So glad you caught that too!! Never says he’s sorry for the behavior, or even his bad temper. Just the negative attention. And mentioning business associates ……REALLY?!!!! How about God & family!!

  3. Likewaterforchoc on November 3, 2014 at 9:17 am

    The fact that this false prophet is NOT languishing in a jail cell after “disciplining” a 4 year old with scolding water shocks me. The fact that his wife stayed with him after that also appalls me. If you don’t care about your own safety, at least care enough to protect your child.

  4. boogabutt on November 11, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    what the what?!?!?!? these church folks?!?!?