Missionary carrying a cross on his shoulder during 5,000-miles walk across America is arrested

Missionary carrying a cross on his shoulder during 5,000-miles walk across America is arrested for getting into a fist fight with Montana motorist who ‘threatened to shoot him’

  • Jesse Michael Boyd, 46, got into a fight with a Montana motorist while out on a mission trip across the country with his two kids and two other missionaries 
  • Boyd had traveled 5,000 miles and through 17 states from North Carolina to pass out gospel-related books when his journey to the Pacific Ocean was cut short 
  • The group was in Cameron, Montana, when Bradley Terrell pulled up to the group and scolded them about where they parked their car 
  • Terrell aggressively got out of his car and Boyd took out his gun. He then put it away when Terrell was calm, but then was charged to the ground 
  • Boyd’s daughter and the two other missionaries jumped in to help and the four were arrested for aggravated assault  

A missionary carrying a cross on his shoulder was arrested for getting into a fistfight with a Montana motorist after walking 5,000 miles across America.

Jesse Michael Boyd, 46, was with his two children and two other missionaries, 27-year-old Eric Trent and 20-year-old Cater Phillips, when the group got into a scuffle with a man in Cameron, Montana, on November 12 that led the missionary to pull out a gun.

The group had been on a journey from North Carolina to walk and drive to the Pacific Ocean to pass out a gospel-related book through Full Proof Gospel Ministries. They had passed through 17 states before the altercation. 

Boyd’s journey came to a sharp end when Bradley Terrell pulled up to the group and scolded them about where they parked their gray Subaru. Boyd apologized and insisted they were leaving when Terrell then got out of the car.

‘At that point he just lit into rage, cursing – my son was standing right there. I told them there wasn’t any need to act like that,’ Boyd told WSOC-TV.

Terrell then got out of his car and Boyd pulled out his gun. Once Terrell appeared to have calmed down, Boyd put away his gun and Terrell forced him to the ground.

Jesse Michael Boyd, 46, got into a fight with a Montana motorist while out on a mission trip across the country with his two kids and two other missionaries

Jesse Michael Boyd, 46, got into a fight with a Montana motorist while out on a mission trip across the country with his two kids and two other missionaries

Boyd had traveled miles from North Carolina to pass out gospel-related books when his journey to the Pacific Ocean was cut short in Montana

Boyd had traveled miles from North Carolina to pass out gospel-related books when his journey to the Pacific Ocean was cut short in Montana 

The group was in Cameron, Montana when Bradley Terrell pulled up to the group and scolded them about where they parked their car. Pictured: Boyd with his son

The group was in Cameron, Montana when Bradley Terrell pulled up to the group and scolded them about where they parked their car. Pictured: Boyd with his son

Terrell aggressively got out of his car and Boyd took out his gun. He then put it away when Terrell was calm, but then was charged to the ground. Pictured: Boyd with his daughter and one other

Terrell aggressively got out of his car and Boyd took out his gun. He then put it away when Terrell was calm, but then was charged to the ground. Pictured: Boyd with his daughter and one other

Pictured: Boyd with his son

Pictured: Boyd with his son 

Boyd's daughter and the two other missionaries jumped in to help and the four were arrested for aggravated assault. Pictured: Boyd on house arrest while reading his bible

Boyd’s daughter and the two other missionaries jumped in to help and the four were arrested for aggravated assault. Pictured: Boyd on house arrest while reading his bible

The altercation between the two led to Boyd’s daughter and the other missionaries stepping in to help.

‘He told us there were rifles trained on us and if we moved, we’d be shot.’

Boyd, his daughter and the two other missionaries were arrested for felony aggravated assault and placed on house arrest. It is unclear if Terrell has also been arrested or charged.

Meanwhile, Terrell told the news outlet that he would release more information about the attack in the future.

‘I’d love people to see the evidence,’ Terrell said. ‘Stay with us, follow the case and follow the facts.’

The missionary posted an update after he arrived back home on November 28 and said he was simply protecting his family when he was arrested. Pictured: Boyd with his family

The missionary posted an update after he arrived back home on November 28 and said he was simply protecting his family when he was arrested. Pictured: Boyd with his family 

The update included a photo of the family, including one daughter with an ankle monitor

The update included a photo of the family, including one daughter with an ankle monitor

The missionary posted an update after he arrived back home on November 28 and said he was simply protecting his family when he was arrested. The update included a photo of the family, including one daughter with an ankle monitor.

‘By God’s amazing and abundant grace, we are back together again, this time at home in North Carolina where it was 60-degrees when we pulled up at sunset,’ Boyd wrote. ‘I am a Bible-believing, God-fearing family man who loves his wife of 25 years and his children.

‘I’m not a criminal or a felon. But, I will defend my family and my brethren in Christ when attacked. And, if I’m the only line of defense between a monster and my kids or an innocent person, I will defend myself and so defend them.

‘For these things, I make no apology. It is a man’s duty before God.’ 

Boyd photographed his journey leading up to Montana with photos taken on the side of the road and on the beach. 

The photos showed Boyd with his son while carrying a cross upside down on his shoulder to portray the direction the US is heading toward. 

While Boyd’s adventure has come to an end, he hopes to continue it soon and eventually end up by the Pacific Ocean. 

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