"We have suspended him without pay pending the outcome of the investigation," Buxser said in online articles on WCHS 58 and MetroNews. "We believe in second chances. However, this latest arrest is a serious matter and we will take appropriate action when all the facts are in."
He was arrested in June 2010 after a domestic situation with his then-girlfriend. The girlfriend, Amy Dorsey, was arrested the next day after allegedly driving under the influence and crashing into a Charleston Fire Department SUV parked at the Bigley Avenue Go-Mart.
Agnello was arrested again in August 2010 in Nitro. Officers pulled him over for speeding but a check of his license showed it was revoked for DUI in 2009. He was arrested in Dunbar in July 2009 and charged with aggravated DUI after police saw him swerving in and out of traffic, nearly striking several vehicles on Interstate 64.
Agnello moved to Charleston in 1986 after meeting local evangelist Davey Jo Hissom. A Chicago native, Agnello turned to religion at age 25 while battling addiction to drugs and alcohol. He became part of Hissom's New Life Church and took over as pastor when Hissom was killed in a plane crash, according to newspaper archives.
He worked closely with Hissom's widow, Rhonda, in the church's television ministry but shocked the large congregation in 1987 when he confessed he'd grown "too close" to her.
They both left the area but later returned. He went back into ministry, but not at New Life Church. He hosted the radio show and also has worked as an insurance salesman, hairstylist and managed Rhonda's Ritzy Rags, Hissom's Charleston boutique and salon.
He and Hissom married but divorced in 2008.
Agnello was taken to South Central Regional Jail after the arrest and was released on bond Sunday morning.
Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.cr...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4850.
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