An East Prairie man was arrested over the weekend following an assault during the East Prairie High School football game.
According to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore, the incident took place during halftime when James Casey Holman assaulted another man as he walked down the aisle in front of the bleachers.
The assault was quickly noticed by Deputy Cory Hutcheson, who with the assistance of several bystanders then separated the men. Deputy Hutcheson then placed Holman under arrest and placed him in jail. According to the Deputy's report, as Holman was removed from the property, he was found to be in possession of marijuana and a pipe which he admittedly used to ingest marijuana. A short time later, Deputy Hutcheson and East Prairie School Resource Officer Lorrie Christian conducted interviews with several witnesses who corroborated the victim's account of the incident. During those interviews, investigators learned the altercation had come dangerously close to several young children and caused them to become so frightened that some left the game in tears.
Upon his arrival at the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department, Deputy Hutcheson conducted a videotaped interview with Mr. Holman, during which he developed probable cause to believe Holman had initiated the assault. James Casey Holman, 28, of East Prairie, is charged with Endangering the welfare of a child, 1st degree, a class C felony punishable upon conviction by up to seven years in the Department of Corrections and assault while on school property, a class D felony punishable upon conviction by up to four years imprisonment. Holman was also cited for possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, both class a misdemeanors punishable upon conviction by up to one year in the county jail.
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