**********A father runs onto the wrestling mat from the crowd and attacks/tackles a Southeast Guilford High School wrestler, and you don’t see attacks like this every day…This took place at wrestling tournament this past weekend down in Kannapolis….The SEG wrestler took down his opponent hard, then the father of the kid the SEG Falcon took down, the father hit the mat and hit/tackled the Southeast Guiilford Falcon….Just flat-out crazy and this may have happened before, but you don’t see this every day…I’m sure a few parents have thought about doing this, but thankfully the parents usually keep these thought and intentions inside, and don’t carry out these actions, but now it has happened and you need to check out this video…**********
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — A father was arrested and is charged with simple assault after he rushed and tackled a high school student-athlete during a wrestling match, according to a Kannapolis Police Department news release.
Barry Lee Jones, of Harrisburg, was arrested on Saturday at 415 East 1st St.
He is charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct.
The student-athlete he tackled was from Southeast Guilford High School and was wrestling Jones’ son, who is a student from Hickory Ridge High School, the release says.
Jones was processed at the Cabarrus County Jail and received a $1,000 secured bond.
The SGHS student-athlete was reportedly not injured.
The expert on the mat at the time of the incident gave the hand signals to call the SGHS student-athlete’s move as illegal, according to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.