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Former ETX pastor pleads guilty to attacking wife, receives probation

Former ETX pastor pleads guilty to attacking wife, receives probation
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POSTED: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 12:37pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 5:02pm

A former Lufkin Pastor pleaded guilty to an assault/family violence charge in an Angelina County courtroom Tuesday morning.

At 9:30 a.m., Andrew "Andy" Pittman, of Lufkin, entered his plea with County Court at Law #1 Judge Robert K. Inselmann, Jr. He received deferred adjudication for 12 months, according to the District Clerk's Office.

Under Pittman's probation terms set by the Angelina County District Attorney's Office, he will be required to work 100 community service hours, complete a batterers' intervention program, donate $100 to a women's shelter, pay a $500 fine and undergo a substance abuse evaluation. He was also ordered to cover $258 in court costs.

The former pastor was arrested on May 6, 2014, for assaulting his wife. Police said he shoved her into a door and injured her arm during a dispute.

Pittman was a pastor at First Baptist Church in Lufkin when the incident took place.

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