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Watch: Father Tackles Student Who Was Wrestling His Son At High School Tournament, Gets Arrested



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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.

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