Allegations against Mt. Zion bishop dismissed

Davidson County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Brothers on Thursday morning dismissed allegations — filed by a former parishioner and including sexual assault, battery, fraud and false imprisonment — levied against Mt. Zion Baptist Church’s Bishop Joseph Walker III.

Brothers granted Walker’s motion for summary judgment based on the one-year statute of limitations on tort claims, freeing him from the various allegations.

Pierce Greenberg and The City Paper have the story here.