Stevenson man charged with assaulting referee at football game

Northeast Alabama

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – A man was arrested for assaulting a referee Friday night at a Jackson County football game, authorities said Tuesday.

Johnny Ladell Gilliam, 38, was charged with third-degree assault, a felony, for the incident at Friday’s game between North  Jackson and Arab.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Gilliam punched a referee at the game.

Gilliam turned himself in Monday to authorities and was released from the Jackson County jail after posting bond.

Arab defeated North Jackson 56-26.

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