Former police chaplain and current MAGA Methodist pastor Stephen Lee
Pastor Stephen Lee, who is charged with intimidating an Atlanta election worker in former President Donald Trump’s Georgia election interference case in the state, surrendered Friday to Fulton County authorities—marking the last of the 19 defendants to turn themselves in before Friday’s noon deadline, a day after Trump was booked and released from the Fulton County Jail.
Stephen Lee and publicist Trevian Kutti, who both posted $75,000 bonds. Lee’s attorney argued that because Lee was a pastor, the bond was too high.
Harrison Floyd, the leader of Black Voices for Trump, also surrendered Thursday afternoon, but has yet to be released as he is the only defendant without a bond agreement, according to jail records.
Lee, along with co-defendants Harrison Floyd and Trevian Kutti, was charged in connection with the intimidation of Fulton County election worker Ruby Freeman. Lee paid a surprise visit to Freeman’s home in mid-December 2020. In police body cam footage, Lee is heard acknowledging he had knocked on Freeman’s door and offered to provide “pro bono service” to her.
He allegedly asked Floyd to arrange a meeting with Freeman to discuss an “immunity deal” in exchange for a false admission of committing election fraud.
Speaking to reporters outside the jail, Lee’s attorney David Shestokas said his client should be considered an American hero, not a criminal, after claiming that he has been present as a chaplain in a series of tragedies including 9/11 and Katrina.
THE ATLANTA JOURNAL—CONSTITUTION