Parent, coach arrested after brawl at wrestling match

Parent, coach arrested after brawl at wrestling match

Credit: Union County Sheriff's Office

(L) John Scott Dickson; (R) Kenneth Anthony Kelly

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by NBC Charlotte

WCNC.com

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 14 at 9:27 AM

UNION COUNTY, N.C. – A parent and a coach were arrested after a wrestling match Saturday.

The brawl happened at Cuthbertson Middle School in Waxhaw.

One coach from Porter Ridge Middle School, John Dickson, and a parent from Marvin Ridge, Kenneth Kelly, were arrested after a fight broke out Saturday night.

"Mr. Dickson had approached Mr. Kelly while he was in his car, and at which time Mr. Kelly pulled a knife out of his car," said Captain Ronnie Whitaker of the Union County Sheriff's Office.

Kelly is charged with pulling a knife out in the altercation.  Officials say he didn’t use the weapon.

Dickson from Porter Ridge Middle is charged with assault.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated correcting a previous version.

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