Church of Wells Elder arrested in Gregg County

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - An elder for The Church of Wells has been arrested in Gregg County. 

According to online arrest records, he was arrested Saturday.  Jacob McGinley Gardner was charged with Criminal Trespass and Resist Arrest, Search, or Transport. He was released the next day after posting a $1,500 bond.

According to The Church of Wells website, Gardner is 25 years old. He has been involved with the church since 2004. 


The church made headlines last year when catherine grove of arkansas disappeared and joined the church. Her parents said the church brainwashed her but grove said she joined of her own free will.





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