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Records: Winans’ License Suspended When Carjacked

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Marvin Winans (Getty Images, File)

Marvin Winans (Getty Images, File)

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Records show popular Detroit pastor and gospel singing icon Marvin Winans had a suspended driver’s license and warrant out for his arrest when he was carjacked.

The state suspended his license May 9 after he didn’t pay two December traffic tickets in Hazel Park, and The Detroit News says records show a warrant was issued March 15 for failing to appear in a Hazel Park courtroom for driving on a suspended license.

Winans said in a statement Thursday that notices weren’t received because he had changed addresses, and staffers were working to resolve the issues before the carjacking.

Winans, who delivered singer Whitney Houston’s eulogy in February, was attacked May 16 while pumping gas in Detroit.

Police said Winans was beated up before the assailants took his Rolex watch and about $200 in cash. They then took off in Winans’ luxury SUV, which was found abandoned in Detroit the next day.

Three young men have been charged: 20-year-olds Montoya Givens and Christopher Moorehead from Detroit and 18-year old Brian Young from Clinton Township.

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