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NC Father Charged With Assaulting Softball Coach

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File photo of a person in handcuffs. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a person in handcuffs. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

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SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Salisbury police have arrested a man and accused him of assaulting a softball coach.

Forty-one-year-old James Leon Roberts of Cleveland (North Carolina) has been charged with misdemeanor simple assault.

Police say Roberts said he heard someone make a comment about his daughter, who has breast cancer and was playing in a softball tournament late Saturday afternoon.

Roberts also said he was hit in the head with something.

Police say Roberts hit the coach of another team.

It was unclear if he has an attorney.

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