UPDATE June 28, 2017 – A grand jury will now hear the case of a Memphis pastor and former local school board member charged with stalking a woman through Facebook.
Hubon Sandridge appeared in court Thursday, and the case was held to state, which means it is headed to a grand jury.
(ORIGINAL STORY – March 26, 2018)
A local pastor who once served on the school board and worked for Shelby County is facing stalking charges.
67-year-old Reverend Hubon Sandridge was arrested Friday for stalking a woman through Facebook Messenger.
According to the police affidavit, Sandridge started sending sexually explicit messages to the victim on January 27 about things he wanted to do to her.
The victim reported it to the Memphis Police Department, telling investigators that the messages make her feel uneasy and afraid to go out into public.
On March 21, investigators told Sandridge to leave the victim alone or he would be arrested. Two days later, the victim called MPD saying Sandridge had messaged her again on Facebook.
Sandridge was taken into custody, but, has since been released on his own recognizance.
He will appear in court on Monday, March 26 at 9am.
Sandridge is the senior pastor of Thomas Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. He spent 17 years on the Memphis City Schools Board of Commissioners. He was last employed as a counselor at the Shelby County Division of Corrections.