Rev. Horace Sheffield charged with domestic violence as divorce turns nasty, vows to prove innocence

(WXYZ) - "Hell hath no fury like the scorn of a woman," said Rev. Horace Sheffield after he was released from jail on a personal bond Thursday.

Sheffield, who is going through a nasty divorce, is charged with Domestic Violence and Interfering with a Crime Report.

The two misdemeanor charges stem from allegations made by his soon-to-be ex-wife, Dianna Solomon.

Solomon and Sheffield have only been married for a year-and-a-half and Sheffield tells 7 Action News that they have been separated since March.

As he left the Detroit Detention Center just before noon Thursday, Sheffield told Action News, "I am the victim of domestic violence."

Solomon claims she was assaulted as she was trying to call 911 on January 10 at Sheffield's home on Detroit's west side.

Sheffield says he's the one who has been trying to get help from police and that officers have never taken a report from him.

"There's not a single police report filed for the five times that I called the police," said Sheffield who was released Thursday on a personal bond. "I'm not guilty of this and I'm going to fight it and clear my name."

A spokesman for Detroit Police says they will be launching an investigation to find out if Sheffield ever did seek police help.

While Sheffield is set to be back in court next week for a pre-trial hearing, his attorney, Allison Folmar, says she is working to get the charges dismissed quickly and that the accusations are part of an attempt by Sheffield's estranged wife to extort him.

Action News reached Solomon by phone, but she declined to comment and asked that we contact her attorney. Calls to her attorney have not been returned.

According to court records, Sheffield and Solomon are also set to appear in divorce court next week.

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