Surprise, surprise. Former Fort Worth City Council candidate Marshall Hobbs backdated his lease in his attempt to qualify for this year’s District 8 election, according to his estranged wife, Nikee Hobbs. Marshall Hobbs is a pastor and a college adjunct professor at Eastfield College.
Nikee and her husband split up shortly after he lost the May 12 election. She called police on June 9 and accused him of domestic violence and again on Aug. 24 complaining of criminal mischief. She told police he put her in a chokehold, took television sets without permission, and poured bleach on her clothes. Later, she said, he cut off utilities at the house while she was still living there and paying the rent and bills.
“He’s very violent, verbally abusive,” she said. “He is supposed to be a pastor, and he doesn’t practice what he preaches.”