6 Members of Alamo Church Arrested for Pamphlets

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - Six members of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries have been arrested for distributing handbills on vehicles in Texarkana, Texas. All six members were charged with violating a city ordinance against distributing handbills on unattended vehicles. The charge carries a maximum sentence of a $267 fine.

Sgt. Shawn Fitzgerald, public information officer for the Texarkana, Texas, Police Department, says the members have been released from custody. He says they've had a massive influx of people from the ministry in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and have had complaints throughout the city. He says the ministry members did not heed earlier warnings.

Alamo is in jail in Texarkana, accused of bringing a minor across state lines for sex. Alamo's trial is scheduled for Feb. 2. The subject of the distributed fliers complains about the alleged charges filed against Alamo.