This story has been updated to correct an error published earlier that two pastors were being sued. In fact only Jayne Caulder of WoFF has been named as a defendant. Pastor Jane Whaley has only been subpoenaed as a witness.
RUTHERFORDTON — The Campaign of David Wheeler, former candidate for NC Senate District 47, has filed a lawsuit against Jayne Caulder of the Word of Faith Fellowship (WoFF) in small claims court. Wheeler hopes to recoup the campaign’s legal expenses expended when he, John Huddle, and Wayne Guffey were charged with trespassing at the Word of Faith Fellowship. Those charges were ultimately dropped by the Attorney General’s office.
The subpoena asks for the following correspondence of Pastor Jayne Caulder and Pastor Jane Whaley five days before the court date:
- all correspondence to/from each pastor for specific timeframes referring to the key words Wheeler for NC, Guffey, Huddle, Ralph Hise and Mike Hager.
- all communication regarding the State vs. Wheeler trespassing case.
“The suit is utterly baseless and simply another effort to get attention by Wheeler. He is a failed candidate with vindictive motives. “
Joshua Farmer, attorney for the Word of Faith Fellowship.
The case is scheduled to be heard on February 21, 2019 at 10 a.m.