Fan arrested after allegedly assaulting 15-year-old umpire
COLUMBIA - Columbia police confirmed Tuesday a 15-year-old volunteer umpire was assaulted by a fan at the Show-Me-State Games Saturday evening.
Officers were dispatched to a disturbance between two male subjects around 7:20 p.m. in a parking lot behind the Gold and Black fields at Cosmo Park.
Curtis Howell, 36, of Jefferson City was arrested for alleged third-degree assault and was released on a signature summons.
Police report the young umpire had just officiated a coach-pitch baseball game that Howell attended as a fan.
(Editor's note: this story has been updated to clarify the suspect's name.)
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