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Gun-Wielding Pastor and His Family Accused Of Robbing, Attacking Sunday School Teacher

A Toledo pastor, his wife and daughter are accused of an alleged robbery that occurred at St. Paul’s AME Zion Church in Toledo, Ohio over the weekend.  

The Toledo Blade newspaper reports Pastor Anthony Morris, 49, along with his wife Zelda Morris, 46, and 19 year-old daughter Kamali Morris are charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon which is a first degree felony.

The victim, Nickema Turner, 39, of Maumee was said to have been teaching Sunday school at the church, when Kamali grabbed her by the hair, and began attacking her. According to The Blade, police say Zelda then began punching Turner and Pastor Morris pushed her to the ground. 

Prescription bottles, a taser and a cellphone were allegedly stolen from Nickema Turner's purse during the attack. Pastor Morris, according to police, also threatened to kill Turner. 

Turner was treated at the scene for minor injuries and shock.

Pastor Morris and his wife fled before the police arrived, but are now in custody. The couple’s daughter has yet to be located. Bond has been set at $75,000 for each Anthony and Zelda Morris, and the couple has been ordered to have no contact with Turner. According to The Blade, it is unknown at this time if Anthony and Zelda have attorneys who can speak on their behalf. 

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