Pastor charged with criminal domestic violence

LEBANON — A Dayton pastor, father of Philadelphia Eagles player Trent J. Cole Jr., is facing criminal charges in Warren County.

Trent J. Cole Sr., 53, of Springboro is charged with domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony, and unlawful restraint, a third-degree misdemeanor, in Warren County Common Pleas Court.

Cole is accused of striking his wife — not the mother of his son and namesake, a former star football player at Xenia High School and the University of Cincinnati who has played for six years for the Philadelphia Eagles and is a two-time Pro Bowler — at their home in Springboro on Nov. 7. The victim told police that Cole, upset at her drinking wine, also restrained her from leaving their home on Cherry Street, according to reports.

On Tuesday he remained free on a $25,000 bond set in court and is subject to a temporary protection order.

The case was bound over to a grand jury, which issued the new charges on Monday. He was charged with felony domestic violence due to a September misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence in the court, according to court records.

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He is listed as the pastor of the Dayton Grace Bible Church.

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