SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has been arrested on charges on punching a referee at a high school football game.
News outlets report that Jackson County authorities announced the arrest of 38-year-old Johnny Ladell Gilliam on Tuesday. He is charged with third-degree assault.
The sheriff's office says Gilliam surrendered to authorities on Monday after being accused of hitting a referee during Friday night's football game between North Jackson and Arab.
Arab defeated North Jackson 56-26. Gilliam is from Stevenson, where North Jackson High School is located, but it's unclear what happened at the game.