A high school basketball coach in North Carolina was arrested last week for his alleged role in a heated incident with the head coach of an opposing team during a game, authorities said Wednesday.
Patrick Kelly, a 26-year-old assistant coach at East Burke Middle School, charged the Table Rock Middle School head coach after a «minor disagreement» during a game on Jan. 26, the County Sheriff’s Office said. Burke in a statement. Press release.
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Kelly allegedly pushed a Table Rock assistant coach and a junior to get to the head coach as the two tried to stop Kelly.
Kelly was initially detained but later released after the two parties involved declined to press charges, authorities said.
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The Burke County Sheriff’s Office said warrants were issued for Kelly on disorderly conduct and misdemeanor assault and battery charges after consultation with the District Attorney’s Office.
Authorities said Kelly was arrested Tuesday without incident and held on $1,000 bond.
He is due to appear in court on February 20.
The North Carolina incident was not the only one that has occurred in recent days in the country.
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In Vermont, a man has died after a «large fight involving multiple spectators» broke out at a game between seventh and eighth graders.