Father Charles Smith Arrested for Punching Out Another Priest
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 2:28 pm
|When Father Charles Smith punched out Father Paul M. Eversole, it probably wasn't divine inspiration|
The incident occurred a few days before the Day of Thanks at Our Lady of Angels in Woodbridge, Virginia. Father Charles, it seems, wasn't too thankful for his superior, Father Paul M. Eversole. The two got into an argument. That's when Smith decided to punch out the right reverend...
It's all pretty hush-hush, and the incident's only been described under the generic terms of assault. But Smith has been officially charged with unlawful wounding. He's also been booted from the parish.
A spokeswoman for the Arlington diocese says he won't be reassigned until he faces up to his criminal charges and is "legally, mentally, and spiritually ready" go back to tending the flock.