(KSHB) — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Prosecutors accuse a South Hyde Park pastor of severely beating a church member.
Charging documents show the victim, a 75-year-old man, told police he went to the Mount Olive Baptist Church on the 4000 block of Harrison street to talk with Pastor Floyd Sullivan back in November about the safety of a handicap ramp made out of plywood. Sullivan told the man to follow him to the church office.
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According to court documents, as the pastor unlocked the door, the two exchanged words and Sullivan allegedly struck the man on the right side of his face, causing him to fall.
Witnesses said once the man fell, the pastor kicked the church member and even "placed his foot on the victim's throat."