Video: James Fortune Arrest Update–Accused Of Hitting Wife With Bar Stool

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James Fortune Arrest Update

According to Fox 26, James Fortune has been accused of hitting his wife, Cheryl Fortune, with a bar stool.

According to Attorney Toni Jones, the Stafford Police department was concerned that Cheryl’s pelvis or leg may have been fractured or broken. Fortune is currently out on $20,000 bond.

FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston

Grammy award nominated gospel singer and radio show host James Fortune is in trouble for domestic violence again. Twelve years ago he pleaded guilty to injuring his 4 year old stepson. This time he’s accused of lashing out at his wife with an object that’s quite appalling.

The former choir director of the Higher Dimension Church wears many hats and according to Attorney Toni Jones an abusive stepfather and an alleged wife-beater.

“He’s been charged with aggravated assault of a family member with a deadly weapon. And I believe that weapon is being alleged as a bar stool,” Jones said.

Jones represents Roderick Davenport, the biological father of Fortune’s stepson. This past weekend Fortune was arrested in Stafford and charged.

“I believe the Stafford PD were concerned at the time of the investigation interviewing her possibly leg or her pelvis may have been fractured or broken,” Jones said.

The gospel singer was sentenced to six years of deferred adjudication for punishing his 4 year old stepson by putting him in scalding hot water.

In addition to stepchildren, Fortune and his wife have 3 children together.

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


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  1. gigi says

    Mr. Fortune your situation is unfortunate and I am praying for you and your wife. I know you are probably tired of hearing about this and want to face the consequences for your actions and move forward with life. Anyway on a more positive note my 4 yr old daughter wanted me text a message to you this is what she said ” Tell James Fortune I miss him and his song on the radio and I love him.” The song she is talking about is the intro song before you came on the air on khvn. She love that song. Just letting you know you are missed. Keep praying, keep believing, and keep the faith. I know a #1 hit is coming from this experience. God speaks to us in the storm as He walks with us through it. This experience will minister to men from all walks of life. Remember all things work together for good for those who love God and are the called according to His purpose. We your fans forgive you and we love you still. So forgive yourself.God has already forgiven you if you have asked Him! Forgiving ourselves is the hardest part of this walk whenever we fall. Forgive yourself and dust yourself off and Let us get up together and let us stand together. Then I will walk with you my Brother one step at a time until you get strong enough to walk.

  2. Prudence says

    I cannot understand why christian radio stations are still promoting this mans music. Obviously he has not changed- after mercilessly injuring his stepson- beating the boy & putting him in scalding hot water! A 4-year old child- causing permanent damage- possibly destroying the effectiveness of the childs reproductive system. Then, hitting his own wife with a bar stool. He is a ticking time bomb. Are they waiting for him to kill his family before they know he should not be on radio ?
    Oprah Winfrey cancelled an interview with Bebe Winans for slapping his ex-wife- yet christian stations like Praise Philly 103.9 play & promote James Fortune music & he gets to do a concert at the recent BE expo in Philly last Saturday. I did not go for that program because I did not want to mistakenly see James fortune. The guy is a thug. He is no christian minister- a wicked & heartless person. What I dont know is why his wife stays to endure all this abuse. she must be very desparate to stay married, even though James is obviously a danger to her & their children. What message is the radio station sending to people when they continue to portay abusers like James Fortune as a gospel minister ? What is the difference between this guy & Bill Cosby ?

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