A woman leaves a bar where a nice clean-cut Independent Baptist Fundamental Pastor from Texas had been chatting with her. She waits for a cab. While waiting for her cab to arrive, the same clean-cut man approaches her as she is standing waiting and offers her a ride home The woman, thinking he looked like a good man, after all he is a pastor no less. She gets into his truck with the pastor because she is thankful for the offer. The man, the pastor had other plans. He did not take her home, instead he takes her to a secluded area, where he sodomizes her. The woman escapes after her attackers truck gets stuck in the mud. When the local Sheriff deputy arrives he finds the truck stuck in the mud just as the woman said with a man fitting her description in the truck. At first the pastor, denies having sex with the woman, but then admits it, is arrested and is committed to the county jail. Records search reveal he had a sexual assault charge pending from Texas. Search of the pastors truck produce a rape kit,
or, perhaps worse a rape/murder kit.
The kit they found consisted of two knives, a stun gun, leather gloves, a leather police badge holder with no badge inside. A gold, five-pointed-star badge was found under the steering wheel dash video equipment and a machete. Two days later, while the pastor who had been traveling across the country was being held in the county jail is found hanging from a bed sheet in his cell. He knew his gig was up. The case of Matthew Jarrell could be a script from Criminal Minds.
According to Detective Cpl. L.S. Deitz of the Kanawha County (W.Va.) Sheriff’s Office this is not a script from a TV Crime Drama produced by Hollywood. This has now turned into a real nationwide investigation for more potential victims. Matthew Jarrell’s arrest information from West Virginia and Texas.
“We’re looking at the whole entire country, because of his travels,” Deitz said.
Just after he was arrested, deputies in West Virginia took a sample of Jarrell’s DNA. The sample will be sent to the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System, to see if it matches DNA collected as evidence in any cases nationwide.
“You have a four-year time span,” said Detective Cpl. L.S. Deitz of the Kanawha County (W.Va.) Sheriff’s Office. “Most people, when they commit crimes . . . most likely, there are additional incidences that they have not been caught for. . . . We’re wondering exactly what he has done, if anything.”
If you, or anyone you know has further information, or perhaps you were a victim of Matthew Jarrell contact your local police department, or Detective Deitz at the below information.
PO Box 75087
Charleston, West Virginia 25375
409 Virginia Street East, Room 280
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Update: I know nothing about the man who made these two videos talking about Jarrell’s past. This man is a IFB pastors son, who knew Jarrell from before Jarrell moved to Pennsylvania from Petersburg Virginia according to this man. Appears Pastor Jarrell left quite a wake of abuse and disrespect behind him.