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Police: Woman lied to protect brother accused in brawl

4 years 10 months 1 day ago Saturday, April 25 2015 Apr 25, 2015 April 25, 2015 4:29 PM April 25, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Caroline McDougall

YOUNGSVILLE, La. - The sister of a man accused of punching and breaking the nose of a Youngsville youth softball coach is in jail for obstruction of justice.

Sources say the 30-year-old Brown Park Athletics softball coach Charell Jackson surrendered to police Friday for misleading police during an investigation into a postgame brawl Tuesday night at the Youngsville Sports Complex. She is in jail on a $25,000 bond.

According to reports, Jackson's brother, 23-year-old Herman Lewis, was booked Thursday on a count of second-degree battery and has been released on $40,000 bail.

Jackson had told investigators she knew the man who threw a punch only as "Joe" and plucked him from the crowd that night to work in the game.


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