Murf. Homeless Ministry Worker Assaulted

Jun 4, 2014

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A worker at a Murfreesboro ministry to the homeless has been assaulted by a homeless man.

Journey Home Food Service Director Isaiah Whalum says that a homeless man identified as James Sneed Jr. had been told on a previous visit that he was not welcome at the shelter. When Sneed showed up Wednesday morning, Whalam asked him to leave.

The police incident report says Sneed refused and became belligerent. Whalum reports the man began to yell and cuss and make threats. Whalam says Sneed spit in his face before finally leaving the property.

Sneed returned to Journey Home a few minutes later while police were still on the scene. He was arrested for Assault and Criminal Trespass and booked into the Rutherford County jail.