Four Arrested in Daphne Church Brawl

Four Arrested in Daphne Church Brawl

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Sunday is a day of church services, prayers and worship.  That was not the case at one Daphne church where services ended with fists flying and four people going to jail.

Church services were well underway at Restoration Fellowship Church in Daphne when Tanganyka Baker  noticed a teenager in the congregation.  "That person then texted some family members and said they're here in church," according to Sheriff Hoss Mack.

15 minutes before the final prayer, Baker's brothers, Mozambique and Micah Baker, showed up in the church sanctuary.  "At least two individuals perhaps three arrive, walk in and sit down near the subject," says Mack.Before services could end, a fight broke out according to Mack.  "It was physical. There were several closed fist punches passed before it got broken up, no serious injuries."

Things may have gotten way out of hand if not for one of the parishioners, an off-duty Fairhope police officer who was able to call 911 and start trying to get things back under control.

"All have been charged with disorderly conduct, disruption in a public place," says Mack.  Investigators believe the whole thing started a couple of weeks ago over accusations of a possible assault and attempted robbery.  "This was not an incident related to the church itself other than the fact that everybody happen to be there at one time."

The unidentified teenager and all three Baker siblings were jailed and released on bond. The investigation continues though and all four could face additional charges.

In a separate incident at the church, a man was jailed and charged with endangering the welfare of a child after a loaded handgun was found inside a car with the unsupervised toddler.

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