Pastor Creflo Dollar Preaches After Arrest For Allegedly Punching His Daughter





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Published on Jun 10, 2012

Megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar is expected to preach on Sunday, in spite of a physical fight with his daughter that led to his arrest, his attorney said.

Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies arrived at Dollar's Atlanta home around 1 a.m. Friday after they received a domestic violence call from the pastor's 15-year-old daughter, authorities said.

The fight over whether the daughter could attend a party turned physical, authorities said.

A witness told deputies Dollar, 50, grabbed his daughter by her throat and choked her, causing a scratch on her neck, ABC News' Atlanta affiliate WSB reported.

Dollar faces misdemeanor charges of simple battery and cruelty to children. He posted a $5,000 bond and was released Friday morning.

In a statement issued through his attorney to the Associated Press, Dollar said he would never physically harm his children.

"The facts in this case will be handled privately to further protect my children. My family thanks you for your prayers and continued support," he said.

Dollar and his wife, Taffi, have five children.

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