Trial set for April in Rev. Horace Sheffield's domestic abuse case

Community leader accused of preventing wife from calling 911 during argument

DETROIT - A trial date has been set for well-known Detroit spiritual and community leader Rev. Horace Sheffield, who is facing a domestic abuse charge.

During a hearing Friday, District Court Judge Ruth Carter set the trial for April 30.

The charge stems from a January incident involving Sheffield and his wife, Diana Solomon.

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The two filed for divorce in November.

Solomon had been away for a couple of weeks and had gone back to the home to pick up some belongings. That's when things got ugly and the two got into some type of disagreement.

When Sheffield's wife went to call 911, Sheffield grabbed the phone from her, police said.

Police said Sheffield's wife wasn't physically hurt, but it's a crime to prevent someone from calling 911.

Sheffield is charged with two misdemeanors: domestic violence assault and battery and preventing a crime report.

Sheffield is the pastor at New Destiny Baptist Church. His daughter, Mary, is also on the Detroit City Council.

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