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A snake-handling preacher was charged with assault after he allegedly forced his wife to stick her hand in a snake box and she was bitten twice by a rattler.

Glen Dale Summerford, 46, former minister at the Goosepond Pentecostal Holiness Church, was arrested Monday and jailed on $20,000 bail.His wife, Darlene Summerford, 36, was hospitalized.