Matthews resident Ernest Owens thought a High School basketball game would be a good time to take a swing at a CMPD school resource officer.
Not too smart, as the 30 year old Owens was arrested charged with resisting a public officer, disorderly conduct and assault on a government official.
The entire fracas happened at the Butler vs. East Meck game.
As you can see from the video, Owen's wife/girlfriend also jumped into the fray as did his daughter, swinging wildly hitting the officer several times.
Above a screen grab from the NewsChannel 36 Video shows Owens, his common law wife and daughter swinging and striking two CMPD Officers.
News Channel 36 is reporting that the argument started when the resource officer asked the man's daughter to move from the East Meck side of the gym back to the Butler side. It's a common practice that students from different schools sit separately at high school games.
Cedar Posts would expect upon review of the video that the wife and daughter are are also arrested and charged. But since Owens was released on nothing more than a promise to appear you can expect he gets nothing more than a slap on the wrist, and his wife and spawn go on about life thinking is ok to bitch slap uniforms.
Update Sunday January 30, 2011: According to "The Local Paper" Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools athletics director Vicki Hamilton said school officials will wait until Monday to decide on what action to take following Friday's incident during the Butler at East Mecklenburg basketball doubleheader.
Following a blowout win by Butler's girls, a parent of a Butler High starter was arrested after getting into a fight with a school resource officer.
Hamilton said with school being out and the police report (as of early Saturday) not having been written, it would be hard to sort through all the information necessary to deal with the situation.
Cedar's continued take: Unless CMS is blind the result should be swift and the starter for Butler should be gone, not just from the team but from the school. Had this happened at CDS, CLS or Charlotte Cathloic she would have been expelled before the boys basketball game was over. Why should we expect anything less!