Marshall D.A. Investigates Lutheran Church

Harrison County District Attorney Rick Berry sent subpoenas to Lutheran Church leaders requesting records on pastor Gerald Thomas Junior. Thomas was the Minister at Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Marshall until allegations of sexual abuse surfaced last year.

The state is investigating to see whether the Lutheran Church knew of Thomas's inappropriate behavior and ignored it. Thomas has pled guilty to child pornography charges in federal court.

The Lutheran Church has also been named in a civil case filed by the families of eight boys who claim Thomas molested them.