CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – A man charged with attacking a worker at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church was arraigned Thursday morning.
William Fields Jr., 50, is charged with felony assault and abduction.
Doris Everetts was beaten unconscious and hospitalized from her injuries.
Fields later turned himself in.
The Rev. Bill O’Donnell has previously told FOX 8 that Fields has worked off and on for the parish for many years.
“Fields had physically threatened Doris while he was on the job with Catholic Charities,” said Atty. Tom Merriman, who represents Everetts. “Two weeks later, Fields beat her unconscious while working for Catholic Charities. Someone in management should have taken action to prevent this.”
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Fields entered a not guilty plea.
The bond was set at $100,000. He will have court-supervised release if he is able to make the bond amount.
The temporary protection order will also remain in place for the victim.
His pretrial is scheduled for July 15.