Natchitoches Central coach arrested

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Natchitoches Police Department received a complaint at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6 in reference to an incident that occurred Friday, Nov. 3 at Turpin Stadium. An interaction between a Natchitoches Central coach and a Natchitoches Central football player became confrontational according to the complainant.

The 17-year-old football player advised that Coach John Daughtery grabbed his helmet, eventually pulling it off, then moments later began to pull him toward the locker room by his jersey.

An investigation was completed by NPD detectives and Daughtery was subsequently charged with simple battery, released and issued a summons to appear in City Court in December.