Gospel Artist James Fortune Accused Of Striking Wife With Bar Stool

October 31, 2014  |  

Earlier this week, we told you that gospel recording artist James Fortune had been arrested for allegedly assaulting a family member. It’s now being alleged that said family member is his wife, Cheryl Fortune. According to My Fox Houston, attorney Toni Jones, who represents Roger Davenport, the biological father of James’ stepson, is claiming that James struck Cheryl with a bar stool.

“He’s been charged with aggravated assault of a family member with a deadly weapon. And I believe that weapon is being alleged as a bar stool,” Toni said. “I believe the Stafford PD were concerned at the time of the investigation interviewing her that possibly her leg or her pelvis may have been fractured or broken.”

In addition to stepchildren, James and Cheryl have three children together.

“The most serious thing that could happen and we’ve seen this happen before is Mrs. Fortune or those children could end up dead,” Toni added.

Sadly, if these accusations are true, this isn’t the only time James has been violent with his family. He was previously sentenced to six years of deferred adjudication for placing his then 4-year-old stepson in scolding hot water as a form of punishment.

James was released on $20,000 bond. If convicted, he could potentially face up to 15 years behind bars.

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