Pastor charged with domestic violence

Published: Dec. 6, 2007 at 10:28 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 6, 2008 at 11:30 PM CST
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A Valley pastor turns himself in on charges of domestic violence.

Doctor James Doggette is an associate professor of Religion and Theology at Oakwood College.

His other job is Senior Pastor at Madison Mission Seventh Day Adventist Church on Shelton Road.

We found Doggette's photo and information posted to the church web site.

We went to the church but none of the members there would comment on the pastor's recent run in with the law.

Doggette turned himself in to Huntsville Police Wednesday after an alleged altercation with his wife last month.

The WAFF 48 Investigators tried contacting Doggette by telephone to get his side of the story.

Investigators were called to check out a domestic dispute between Doggette and his wife November 19th.

When police arrived, Doggette was not there.

A report was taken and the victim's injuries were photographed.

Later, according to police, Doggette's wife obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Wednesday, he was charged with domestic violence and assault, then booked into the Madison Metro Jail.

Just before news time we were contacted by Doggette who gave us this statement.

"Tuesday night, I became aware of accusations against me. I was notified of a warrant for my arrest. Wednesday morning I went to the police to find out more. I was informed I was being accused of domestic violence. I have pled not guilty to the charges and in fact am innocent."