Man arrested for assualting 15-year-old umpire of son's baseball game at Show-Me State Games

Jul 29, 2014

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A 36-year-old Jefferson City man faces an August court date on suspicion of assaulting a 15-year-old baseball umpire at the Show-Me State Games in Columbia.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Curtis Howell was arrested Saturday night at Cosmo Park on suspicion of misdemeanor third-degree assault. He was released on a summons that requires him to appear at a future court hearing.

Howell is accused of tackling the teen and pinning him to the ground after the victim officiated a coach-pitch baseball game in which Howell's son was playing. Howell's father said Monday the altercation began after the teen threw an object at Curtis Howell's car when he questioned the youth's umpiring skills. Mike Howell said his son acted in self-defense.