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Man indicted after softball game assault


A retired Marine, who lost his cool at a middle school softball game, could face decades in prison.

The Dougherty County grand jury indicted him on aggravated assault on a peace officer and obstruction charges.         

Prosecutors say 46-year-old Michael Jackson Who's 6-feet 5-inches tall and 250-pounds, choked a female School police officer, pushed her into bushes, and fought another officer who came to help during a September 25th game at Highland Softball park.     

Investigators say an irate Jackson wouldn't stop yelling at his daughter's coach, then attacked Sergeant Derra Salter when she ordered him to leave the park.  

Dougherty D.A.  Greg Edwards said, "The lesson to be learned is that it's supposed to be sport. It's supposed to be good fun.  It's supposed to be a lesson, a teachable moment.  This is certainly not the type of conduct one would expect to be taught."     

Jackson was indicted on two felonies which carry maximum prison sentences of 20 years each.


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