Bishop Long May Be In Court to Take Witness Stand in Burglary Case
Though Bishop Long was able to avoid going to trial in the sexual misconduct case with four young men who accused him of sexual coercion, he may be called to the stand as a witness in the burglary trial.
Anthony Boyd, who formerly worked at Bishop Long’s New Birth Church as a security guard, is accused of breaking into Long’s office on June 12, 2010 and stealing $100,000 worth of jewelry and electronics, including an iPad and iPhone. On Tuesday, he appeared with his lawyer David Fife in court to enter a not guilty plea to the burglary charges, reports Christian Post.
Attorney Fife says if the case goes to trial, he expects Long will be called to that stand as a witness.
“He’s certainly a witness that would have to be called by somebody. The state or the defense,” Fife told WSB Atlanta.
Anthony Boyd said that he was never involved in the church burglary. He claims the two men on the videotape from the church camera is Maurice Robinson and Anthony Flagg, two of the four young men who filed sexual coercion lawsuits against Long in September. Boyd states they broke into the office to collect evidence against Long for the lawsuit, which was settled out of court in May.
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