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Little League Father is arrested after fighting with coach

Posted: Updated: July 2, 2010 01:15 PM EDT

WILSON, NC (WECT) - A father who showed up late to his son's Little League All Star game was sent to jail this week.

43-year-old Gary Merritt of Raleigh is facing assault charges stemming from something that happened at the end of his son's game on Monday night.

According to the official report filed by a Wilson Police Officer, Merritt started a fight with his son's coach during the post-game meeting. Merritt apparently arrived after his son had already played in the game and got was upset that the coach did not put his back into the game.

Merritt was charged with misdemeanor assault, communicating threats and damage to personal property.

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