Shepherd of the Hills Church, Porter Ranch
By far one of the largest attended churches here in the West Valley is Shepherd of the Hills in Porter Ranch. With a congregation numbered in the thousands, the youth population of those thousands is considerably large. Which makes it all the more surprising to read in the Daily News that four youth members of the church were busted for allegedly ripping off the Best Buy (directly across the street from the church ) of more than $6,000 worth of electronic goodies just in time for the holidays!
The icing on this Juvenile Delinquent Cake (being over 18, they will be tried as adults) is that all four suspects arrested were all intimately associated not only with the church, but with the CSUN basketball team as well.
From the Moldy Old Green Sheet (the Daily News):
Now free until their Jan. 26 arraignment, the four were identified as: Dallas Rutherford, 19, the son of pastor Dudley Rutherford and a substitute on the CSUN team; Jeffrey Braswell, son of coach Bobby Braswell; Deon Tresvant, the team's leading scorer - who is also second in steals; and Phannuel "Nana" Gbewonyo, a former high school and college basketball star who has acted in several films including Clint Eastwood's "Gran Torino."
So, we have the Pastor's Kid, the Coach's Son, the Team's Golden Scorer and the Basketball Star-turned-Actor -- stone cold busted for allegedly stealing from a store ACROSS THE STREET from where their church is.
Arraignment for the four young men is scheduled for Jan. 26.