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.