The Natchitoches Police Department received a complaint at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Monday November 6, 2017 in reference to an incident that occurred on Friday November 3, 2017 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 Daughtery grabbed his helmet eventually pulling it off then moments later began to pull him to the locker room by his jersey. An investigation was completed by Natchitoches Police Department Detectives and John Daughtery was subsequently charged with simple battery and issued a summons to appear in City Court in December.
Approved for release by Chief Dove Date: 11/08/17