Ft Payne Man Arrested in Connection with Scuffle at Youth Baseball Game

A DeKalb County resident landed behind bars Thursday evening following a reported altercation – in connection with a youth baseball game.

Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, said two deputies were called to a baseball field in Pisgah, Thursday (May 19th) – in response to verbal arguments between parents and officials regarding the game.  Chief Harnen said the arguments appeared to be over by the time deputies arrived at the field.  However, as one of the deputies was leaving that scene, he witnessed a person in a physical altercation with a group in another part of the parking lot.  The group allegedly being assaulted – included two umpires from the youth baseball game.

Jonathan Henderson, 43 of Ft Payne, was taken into custody at the scene and charged with two counts of second-degree assault on a sports official.  Deputies state that the altercation resulted in minor injuries however no emergency services were required at the field.

Henderson was released late Thursday evening on a $5,000 bond.

(WAFF TV/www.waff.com)

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