There is new information in the investigation about a fight between the Warren County and Hancock Central Football teams.
That fight left Warren County Head Coach David Daniel injured, and requiring surgery after he stepped in to try to stop the fight.
Daniel is back coaching the Screaming Devils, after missing one game due to his injuries.
Now, an affidavit From the Warren County School Board about the fight between the two teams has been released. In it are very serious allegations against law enforcement officers and former Warren County coach Marleau Blount, who is also the current Hancock County assistant coach.
“How the F*** (sic) I know about yalllil (sic) bullshi* (sic). Yu (sic) started this shi** (sic) last week. Remember yu (sic) started this."
Words read by Warren County's Superintendent Carole Jean Carey are not her own, but were allegedly texted by former coach Marleau Blount after the now infamous brawl between Hancock Central and Warren County football players last month.
According to this Warren County School affidavit, Blount sent several vulgar text messages to Warren County players after the fight.
"Better stay your stupid a** (sic) in Warren County before someone gets really hurt."
Carey said the text messages were discovered hours after the fight, “Right after the game and right after the situation that just happened, this was totally inappropriate.”
Hancock County Superintendent Gwendolyn Jefferson Reeves defended Coach Blount saying he only sent that message after he received a taunting text from a Warren County player.
Jillian Benfield Reporting:"Do you think that was an appropriate response from him? “
“I think it was an appropriate response to keep him at bay, but the choice of words I would have used other," said Reeves.
The night of the fight, the Warren County players were supposed to go straight to the locker room, but it was locked. That's when Warren County officials say a Hancock County player swung his helmet and hit Coach Daniel in the face.
The players were eventually able to get into the locker room, that's when according to the affidavit, Dr. Preston, Principal of Warren County High, went outside to talk to the Chief of Campus police. He says the Chief Threatened him.
Jillian Benfield Reading From Affidavit: "I don't care who are. Get your a** back before I whip your a** with this club," Your response?" "I never would have addressed anyone from either side in that tone,” said Chief Glen Ingram.
Ingram also denies all allegations of police brutality in the affidavit.
Warren County players told the GBI that Ingram and the Hancock Deputies at the game sprayed them, a Hancock County Cheerleader and a Hancock County parent with pepper spray, but never touched the Warren County players.
Reeves said that allegation is ridiculous, “During all that chaos, how can a law enforcement officer pass by and say, ‘Bulldog, step aside and spray Warren County? Everyone received pepper spray.”
Carey says a Warren County School Official asked a Hancock Official how they were able to get pepper spray out of the boy’s jersey’s…she said the Hancock official responded that none of their players were pepper sprayed.
Also in the letter to the GBI is a conversation between Carey and Hancock County Sheriff Tomlyn Primus. Carey says that Primus told her that, “We (Hancock County Sheriff’s Office) are going to investigate it from the Hancock County view.”
We tried to contact the Sheriff's Office today to get his response, but never received a call back. The GBI is handling the investigation.
We tried to contact the Sheriff's Office today to get his response, but never received a call back.
The GBI is handling the investigation.
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