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Snake-handling pastor charged with aggravated assault

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Pastor Andrew Hamblin of Tabernacle Church of God holds up a pair of snakes during services in 2013, despite the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency seizing 50 venomous snakes from the church earlier. SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL Pastor Andrew Hamblin of Tabernacle Church of God holds up a pair of snakes during services in 2013, despite the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency seizing 50 venomous snakes from the church earlier. SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL

A snake-handling pastor was arrested Sunday night in Campbell County on charges of aggravated assault and felony reckless endangerment.

Andrew Hamblin is scheduled to appear Monday in Campbell County General Sessions Court for arraignment.

Hamblin came to the Sheriff's Office after the incident, was interviewed by Detective Josh Carroll and Deputy Raymond Surber and charged.

No one was injured during the disturbance.

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