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Monday, August 9, 2010 - 10:56am

Pastor Arrested During Protest

Updated: 7 years ago.
A pastor has been charged for picketing without a permit after he allegedly led a protest against Warren Robins High School's "Demon" nickname and mascot. (photo courtesy of Jimmy Emerson)

Warner Robins police say they've charged pastor Donald Crosby with picketing without a permit for protesting Warner Robins High School's "Demon" nickname and mascot.

Police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh says 36-year-old Crosby was arrested on Monday after police told him he didn't have a permit, as required by the city.

Crosby and supporters set up the protest outside the school on the opening day of classes because of their opposition to the nickname. He says his son attends the school and he doesn't want him exposed to the name's connotations.

Pugh says Crosby, of Kingdom Builders Church of Jesus Christ, is charged with picketing without a permit and disorderly conduct. Crosby was released from the Houston County jail on bond. He did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.