The charge arose out of a June 2012 complaint the minister’s 15 year old daughter made against him. She alleged her father choked her, punched her, and began hitting her with a shoe after they argued over a party she wanted to attend.
According to CBS, the deputy who answered the 911 call on June 8 and arrested Dollar saw scratch marks on the girl’s neck.
Dollar has denied the allegations and told his congregation just days after his arrest, “I will say emphatically: I should never have been arrested… The truth is that a family conversation with our youngest daughter got emotional… and things escalated from there… she was not choked, she was not punched. There were not any scratches on her neck… But the only thing on her neck was a prior skin abrasion from eczema…” reports NewsOne.com.
Although Dollar’s wife, Taffi, told authorities she did not witness the fight, the pastor’s 19 year old daughter said Dollar grabbed her younger sibling by the shoulders, slapped her face, choked her, and threw her on the floor.
Fayette County State Court Solicitor Jamie K. Inagawa told the Atlantic Journal-Constitution that Dollar was required to pay $1,072 in court fees and was ordered to enroll in a mandatory anger management program.
According to NewsOne.com, Inagawa decided Dollar was a good match for a pre-trial intervention program after examining the evidence and interviewing the mega-pastor’s daughter.