A father was arrested and is charged with simple assault after he rushed and tackled a high school student-athlete during a wrestling match, according to a Kannapolis Police Department news release.
Barry Lee Jones, of Harrisburg, was arrested on Saturday at 415 East 1st St. He is charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct, WSOC-TV9 reports.
The student-athlete he tackled was from Southeast Guilford High School and was wrestling Jones’ son, who is a student from Hickory Ridge High School, the release says.
Jones was processed at the Cabarrus County Jail and received a $1,000 secured bond.
The SGHS student-athlete was reportedly not injured.
The Southeast Guilford High School wrestling coach and principal declined to comment.
Watch the report below, via WSOC-TV9.