Retired Pastor And Civil Rights Legend, Rev. Walter Fauntroy!
Reader Reverend Walter E. Fauntroy one of the legendary civil rights fighters who stood alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout the many years of struggle. Was arrested Monday after he returned to the United States after years abroad and was accused of passing a bad check for $50,000, officials said. Mr. Fauntroy left Washington in 2012 for the Persian Gulf - leaving his aging wife in debt and eluding a criminal charge in Maryland - vowed in his first interview in four years that he is coming home. Fauntroy was arrested about 8:15 a.m. on an outstanding warrant by Border Patrol officials while he was clearing customs, said Aleksandra Kowalski, a public information officer for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. He had just gotten off a nonstop Emirates airline flight from Dubai to Dulles. He was scheduled to spend the night in jail before a hearing Tuesday morning in Loudoun County General District Court.