James Sherrill (May 17, 2010)
Updated: Wednesday, 09 Jun 2010, 10:15 AM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 09 Jun 2010, 10:15 AM EDT
FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - An assistant coach for the Fruitport Soccer Club will go to trial after allegedly pulling a gun on a parent at a game.
James Sherrill on Tuesday was bound over to circuit court. He was arraigned last month on one count of felonious assault.
Authorities said several parents confronted James Sherrill at Pine Park on May 15 after witnessing the coach yelling and swearing at the boys, ages 8-10, who were playing a game.
After the initial confrontation was broken up, another parent, Adam Eikenberry, approached Sherrill as he was leaving. That is when police said Sherrill pulled a concealed 9mm handgun from its holster and pointed it at Eikenberry.
Sherrill, 35, later turned himself in to police and he was arrested.
While Sherrill did have a permit to carry the handgun, firearms are not allowed at sports arenas or stadiums. It will be up to the prosecutor to determine if he violated the law by having it at a park where there are soccer fields and baseball diamonds.