Campbell County snake-handling pastor turns self in on outstandi

Campbell County snake-handling pastor turns self in on outstanding warrants

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Andrew Hamblin (source: Campbell County Sheriff's Office) Andrew Hamblin (source: Campbell County Sheriff's Office)
LAFOLLETTE (WATE) - Campbell County pastor Andrew Hamblin, known for his church's snake handling practices, turned himself in at the Campbell County jail Monday.

Officials say Hamblin was not wanted for any dangerous wildlife violations, but for failing to show up in court on two different occasions.

Hamblin was booked into the jail and released about 30 minutes later on bond. The original charges were for traffic violations.

Previous story: LaFollette snake-handling pastor arrested on traffic charges

Hamblin is pastor of Tabernacle Church of God just outside LaFollette. He's been preaching there for three years and starred in the reality show "Snake Salvation" last fall.

Since then, he's become well known for handling venomous snakes during his church services.

In November 2013, Hamblin was cited for possession of class one wildlife after TWRA seized 50 snakes were from his church.

Previous story: Grand jury declines to indict Campbell County preacher in snake handling case

Those charges were dropped in January, after jury did not find enough evidence to indict him.


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