Cops: Woman attacks another at church

by Dogpatch 7 Replies latest jw friends

  • Dogpatch

    This story ran on on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 12:48 AM CST

    Cops: Woman attacks another at church BY KEN KOSKY [email protected]

    PORTER TOWNSHIP | A Valparaiso woman was arrested on a battery charge after she was accused of attacking another woman inside the Jehovah's Witness Hall at 198 W. Division Road.

    Janiene Griselle, 36, of 3602 Timberbridge Drive, Valparaiso, was taken to Porter County Jail at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. She faces a maximum of a year in prison if convicted of the battery charge. Porter County police also ordered her not to return to the church.

    The victim, a 30-year-old Valparaiso woman, told police she was in the main sanctuary when she was told Griselle wanted to talk to her in the bathroom. The victim said she went to the bathroom, at which time Griselle stated she was sleeping with the victim's boyfriend.

    The victim said Griselle screamed at her to leave the man alone, but the victim said she told Griselle she didn't want to discuss it at church. The victim said she tried to leave, but Griselle blocked her path and then slapped, punched and kicked her. The victim suffered scratches and a bruise before a man entered the bathroom to break it up, police said.

    Police said Griselle admitted she lost her "cool" and would have to "live and learn."

    If Griselle returns to the Valparaiso-area church, she faces arrest on a criminal trespass charge. Police issued a trespass warning at the request of a church elder.

  • Simon

    Coming soon on cable TV ... "When Witnesses Attack !"


    Sounds like our old KH !

  • Gretchen956

    roflmao, now THATs a good "witness!"


  • outbutnotdown

    Well at least they ordered her to not return to the church. That could be a blessing in disguise.


  • logansrun

    How do you know she was a Witness? Or the victim, for that matter?


  • Gretchen956

    Bradley, you read my post wrong. I don't mean she was a good witness (noun).. I mean that the story was a good "witness" verb. <--- read in the proper amount of sarcasm! I remember the elders always saying that we should have our actions above reproach so that our conduct would be a good witness to others. So it really doesn't matter whether she was a witness or not or whether she was the victim or not!

    Whos on first?


  • willyloman
    Griselle admitted she lost her "cool" and would have to "live and learn."

    Saving this in "understatement of the year" file.

  • myself

    There is also an obit for a 43 year old male jw in the obit for that paper. Hope it wasn't the "boyfriend"

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