Area Pastor Tased and Arrested Following Domestic Dispute at Bedford Home Over the Weekend


BEDFORD -- A pastor in Bedford has been arrested on multiple charges following a report of a domestic incident at a home on 15th Street over the weekend.

The Bedford-Times Mail reports 49-year-old Reno Bates is facing charges of domestic battery, disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement following the incident.  He’s the pastor of Momentum Community Church in Bedford.

Responding officers say they found Bates holding down a female minor and screaming at her.  Officers ordered Bates to let the girl go several times before he released her.  Bates then became combative with officers and a Taser was used to get him handcuffed.

He was medically cleared and sent to jail.  He has since bonded out.