ATLANTA (WAOK)-Jamal Parris, one of the plaintiffs in the sexual misconduct case against Bishop Eddie Long was arrested this week in Miami Beach, Florida. According to police reports, Parris was stopped by a state trooper driving a 2011 White BMW 328i with no tag when he was pulled over Tuesday evening. The officer says when he approached the car he smelled marijuana. Upon searching the vehicle police say they found 181 grams of suspected marijuana, 50 plastic baggies, a Taurus semiautomatic handgun, and $1,250 in cash.
Parris faces charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and having a firearm during a felony. Parris’ next court hearing is scheduled for July 28.
Parris reportedly told the trooper he was enrolled in school at Miami-Dade County.
Parris and three other plaintiffs recently settled their sexual coercion case against Bishop Eddie Long and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church out of court for an undisclosed amount of money that has nbeen reported to be from $15 to $25 million dollars.
In other New Birth Baptist Church news: A former security guard at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church says he was not involved in a plot to break into Bishop Eddie Long’s office back in 2009. Anthony Boyd entered a not guilty plea to a burglary charge earlier this week. Boyd says two other former church members, Anthony Flagg and Maurice Robinson broke in to get evidence against Long for a sexual misconduct lawsuit they were planning to file. Boyd faces a 20-year prison sentence if he is convicted.