Man Killed After Cutting off Deputy's Hand Was Minister

A man who was shot and killed after cutting off the hand of an east Alabama deputy sheriff trying to arrest him is being described as a minister who started a church and sang gospel music with his family.

The Rev. Curtis Watts helped build Shining Light Baptist Church in Clay County, and an obituary says he performed with his family as the Watts Family Singers.

Sheriff's officials say Watts swung a bush ax while being arrested last Friday and cut off the right hand of Jason Freeman, a sergeant with the Clay County Sheriff's Department.

Freeman has undergone two operations. His hand has been reattached.

The preacher was being arrested on a charge stemming from domestic violence allegations.

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  • by Nikki on Oct 2, 2009 at 06:00 AM
    Things that The Bible has said would happen has happended and will continue to happen. Things HAVE been proven, archeoligists believe they found where the Ark was and many other things of The Bible. As for evolution, I believe the more intelligent we as humans become, God allows us to adapt to our new environments. Example, my youngest kids were born without wisdom teeth, I thought this was neat, and I think God made them like that because he knows they don't need them anymore, whereas years and years ago they would have. Here is a website if you find the time to go that is interesting to me and maybe you or anyone else reading this.
  • by anon Location: washington on Oct 1, 2009 at 01:37 PM
    its simple i believe in whats real your bible is full of fairy tales that simply cant be proven however we do teach evolution in schools around this great country it is the standard i wonder why god didnt intervene and save this deputy some trama because hes not there
  • by Nikki on Oct 1, 2009 at 09:19 AM
    Anon, please answer my questions, the only one you answered was about ghosts. Again, what does it hurt to believe in something? Have you ever had "a feeling" something wasn't right or a feeling to do something differently? I have heard this said before and I am saying it now, say I am wrong and there is nothing after this, then what did we lose by believing, but if I am right and we choose to not believe then we lose EVERYTHING!!! I would rather look like a "nut", as you put it, than take the chance! Also, WHY don't you believe, everyone has a reason, what's yours? I gave you some of my reasons for believing.
  • by anon Location: washington on Oct 1, 2009 at 09:08 AM
    she was killed by christian fanatics for getting religion out of public schools thats a fact dont you wonder why they dont teach that crap in schools over science?because it is a fairy tale just like zeus and the hundreds of other invis gods people worship all over the world
  • by Nikki on Oct 1, 2009 at 07:01 AM
    You know I didn't know alot about O'Hare but you have made me curious so I have researched her and it is terrible what those people done, and I do not know what is in everyone's heart, but I DO KNOW Christians would NEVER do those things and would definantly NEVER murder anyone or physically harm anyone. Christians should be nice, forgiving, accepting, and loving people. Most definantly NOT what those folks were. Wanted to share this with you O'Hare's son became a baptist preacher and as she put it, "One could call this a postnatal abortion on the part of a mother, I guess; I repudiate him entirely and completely for now and all times...he is beyond human forgiveness." This is very wrong of her, he also told she stole money and done numerous WRONG things. I myself would never disown my kids I don't care what they done, I am a loving and forgiving mother, even if they don't agree with me I would still love them and treat them with respect!!! WE ARE NOT A CULT!!!
  • by anon Location: washington on Oct 1, 2009 at 06:48 AM
    well im glad to hear you have excellent luck but that offers me no proof of supremeness and no i dont believe in ghost either when you are gone you are gone just as this so called preacher is good ridance to him and kudos to the officer that blasted his holiness away
  • by Nikki on Oct 1, 2009 at 06:17 AM
    Anon, what does it hurt to believe in something that isn't visible? I guess you don't believe in ghosts either? I believe in God, Jesus, Angels, and Demons. I could tell you of times that I should have died and did not. My husband retired from law enforcement and there were MANY times he could have been hurt or killed but wasn't, he had his head beat in literally with a mag light, I was in a car wreck and just before it something told me to put my seat belt on I was only 13 at the time, if I didn't have my seat belt on I would have been thrown through the windshield and definantly killed, doctors and officers told me this. Have you ever had these types of things happen that left you wondering, why didn't I die, or have you ever had something tell you not to go down this road or not to walk this way? I don't mean literally HEAR voices, just a feeling of don't do that, or do this? I have ALOT and I am greatful to God for it, otherwise I wouldn't be here chatting with you!!!
  • by anon Location: washington on Sep 30, 2009 at 06:05 PM
    i need not your pity or your prayer and fyi nikki i dont believe in the other invisible bad god either so i cant be satan im anon because of violent so called religous freaks seen what happened to madeline murray o'hare i choose to keep my family anon for now thank you and god bless
  • by Nikki on Sep 30, 2009 at 01:09 PM
    I have pity on those that choose to mock religion, and those that choose to bad mouth God! You have freedom of speech just like the rest of us, but you know what kills me? If I had gotten on here and talked BAD about the preacher I would have heard nothing, but I post a semi-positive comment and then satan himself is brought out of you anon, how about that? Anon you need prayer and I will pray for you!!!
  • by Jeff Location: Winterville on Sep 30, 2009 at 10:37 AM
    anon. First, you are a coward for being anonymous. Second, respect the people that choose to worship a supreme being. Your comments are anti-religion, which is sad.
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