Centre Man Arrested In Connection With Assault Of Police Officer at Football Game

On Wednesday, The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department charged 42 year old Allen Starr of Centre for assaulting Oneonta Police Chief Charles Clifton at the Cherokee County/Oneonta football game Friday night.

According to Oneonta Police Chief Clifton, he was trying to get between Starr and the Oneonta coaching staff when Starr apparently struck Clifton in the face. The Cherokee County SRO’s were on the scene and removed Starr from the area. Clifton’s report is his injuries necessitated emergency room treatment.

The Cherokee County Sherriff Department referred the case to the State Bureau of Investigation for an independent Investigation into matter.

Starr is charged with assault 3rd degree, disorderly conduct and harassing sports officials. He was  booked into the detention center at 7:17 pm and released at 7:53 pm.


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