Court documents: Former Shoals youth pastor charged with sodomy now suing sheriff

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Charles Kyle Adcock

COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The former youth pastor accused of dozens of counts of rape and sodomy in the Shoals is now filing his own civil lawsuit from inside his jail cell.

Charles Kyle Adcock remains in the Colbert County jail without bond after an order to revoke a previous bond in September.

Adcock’s attorney filed court documents just before Thanksgiving requesting the court issue a ‘Writ of Habeas’ to require Sheriff Frank Williamson to allow Adcock a day to plead his case before a judge. They want Sheriff Williamson to provide a cause as to why a reasonable bond should not be set for Adcock to be released from jail.

The lawsuit goes on to explain that Adcock has been, “imprisoned and restrained of his liberty” – since their was an order in September to revoke his bond when he allegedly violated a bond provision. At the time, Adcock was working as a minister at a church in Bedford, Texas. Investigators said that violated the term of which Adcock, “shall not work or be employed in any capacity which would allow him direct, unsupervised contact with minors.”

Documents also show Adcock filed a motion to set aside his recent bond revocation, which was denied without a hearing. To read the entire case document, click here.

Sheriff Williamson said he cannot comment on the lawsuit at this time because litigation is underway. According to documents on file, this is set to go to trial in February next year.

Adcock is also set to go to trial early next year on the almost 30 counts of rape and sodomy involving a minor. Those allegations came to light in 2014.

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