Cleric likely to be released from jail today


Bishop Terry Hornbuckle, leader of the Agape Christian Fellowship in Arlington, is expected to bond out of jail early today, the fourth time he has been released after a series of arrests related to sexual-assault and drug charges.

Hornbuckle posted $3.62 million bail at 11:15 a.m. Thursday through the Orville Person Bail Bond Service, a Tarrant County jail sergeant said.

“The bonds have to be processed, and we’ll let him go early tomorrow to be released into probation,” said Sgt. Don Kraul, who works in the jail’s bond office.

Hornbuckle’s attorney, Michael Heiskell, could not be reached for comment.

A clerk at the bond company declined to give his name or say who paid the company to post Hornbuckle’s bail, except to say that staff members had dealt solely with Heiskell.

Hornbuckle, 43, has been arrested four times on drug violations since March 11, 2005, when he was indicted on four of the six sexual assault charges and drug possession charges against him. The most recent arrest was Dec. 29 at his Grapevine home after he failed a drug test.


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