Kentucky Sheriff Arrested for Striking Teen Girl During HS Basketball Game

A Kentucky sheriff was booked on a fourth-degree assault charge for allegedly striking a teen girl during a girls’ high school basketball game he was coaching in. The charge stems from Owsley County Sheriff Brent Lynch trying to intervene in an on-court fight between opposing players. Lynch is seen rushing onto the floor from the other side of the court when he allegedly strikes the girl from the other team.

Following the incident, Perry County Schools Superintendent Jonathan Jett addressed the situation to the local media:

On Friday, December 3, 2021 there was an altercation between the Perry Central Lady Commodores and the Owsley County lady Owls basketball teams. The teams were separated immediately and one player from each team was ejected from the contest by the KHSAA basketball officials working the game. It is my understanding that there has since been an investigation opened by the Kentucky State Police related to the incident. Out of respect for the Kentucky State Police and their investigation, I have no further comment at this time.

Superintendent for the Owsley County School District, Tim Bobrowski, said they were fully complying with the ongoing investigation and suspended the students involved in the altercation. No official word yet on Lynch’s status moving forward.


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