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Golfers charged after fighting on the course

| August 1, 2023

MIDVALE (WJER) (August 1, 2023) – Tuscarawas County Sheriff Orvis Campbell says his office has charged two golfers with disorderly conduct after they got into a fight on the course at Five Waters Friday.

Campbell says they were in different parties and apparently got into a verbal altercation that turned physical when the groups got too close to each other.

“Two guys walked into the middle of a fairway and got into it and then got into a fight. [It was] apparently initiated over one group thinking the other group was hitting balls toward them intentionally, maybe just rude behavior on the golf course is what was described.”

In the melee, a 45-year-old man punched a 48-year-old man and apparently knocked him unconscious, according to the sheriff’s report.

“The individual did have a laceration on his lip and had some blood running down his mouth. He, when speaking with deputies, was having difficulty recalling what took place.”

That man was taken to Trinity Twin City Hospital to get checked out. Campbell says the men were initially charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct by fighting. He says they are scheduled to appear in Southern District Court next Tuesday.

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