You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Sheriff’s Office investigates parent, coach altercation


The Miami County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged assault that happened when a parent confronted his son’s football coach after a game Friday night.

Michael L. Mullins, of Tipp City, is accused of starting a fight with Kevin Finfrock, 50, of West Milton. Finfrock is head coach of the Bethel High School football team, where Mullins’s son is a junior running back.

A school official alerted investigators Saturday morning.

“He wanted to report an altercation that occurred after the football game,” Lt. Jamie McGlinch said.

McGlinch wouldn’t comment further on what happened, saying the matter was under investigation. Mullins contends the “unfortunate” incident was a misunderstanding among friends.

“I have a lot of admiration for (Finfrock),” Mullins said. “We are not enemies.”

He said the altercation happened when he approached Finfrock at about 11 p.m., questioning why his son was benched for two quarters following a fumble.

“I was inquiring about the disciplinary action that was being handed out to my child,” Mullins said.

He wouldn’t comment on the specifics of the fight, which allegedly happened inside the school’s bus barn.

“We acted inappropriately,” he said. Mullins claims no kids were around when the incident happened.

McGlinch said his office hadn’t spoken with Mullins yet, but that Finfrock told them he wasn’t interested in pursuing the matter.

“Depending on what we find out from any witnesses or the suspect, the case will undoubtedly go to the prosecutor,” McGlinch said.

No formal charges have yet been filed.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Crime

Security changes coming to Magic Kingdom
Security changes coming to Magic Kingdom

Security changes coming to Disney’s Magic Kingdom may affect how long guests spend in the security line. The theme park is moving the lines to outside the transportation and ticket center, where guests will be screened as soon as they get off the tram coming from the parking lot. Security barricades are already in the ground and tents are up...
New study shows no long-term cognitive benefits to breast-feeding
New study shows no long-term cognitive benefits to breast-feeding

A new study shows there are no long-term benefits to breast-feeding. The study, which was published in the journal Pediatrics says after age 5, there are no cognitive differences between children who were breast-fed and those who were not. Advocates of breast-feeding say it’s the short-term benefits that are important. For instance, Rae Summerbell...
Nicki Minaj signs modeling contract with Wilhelmina 
Nicki Minaj signs modeling contract with Wilhelmina 

Nicki Minaj can add “model” to her list of jobs. Vogue reported that the rapper, actress, songwriter and mobile video game creator has signed a modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models, a talent and model management agency. Specifically, Minaj will join Wilhelmina’s celebrity division and will work with the agency on campaigns...
82-year-old dancer fulfills dream of getting back out on the dance floor
82-year-old dancer fulfills dream of getting back out on the dance floor

When Joyce Dixson is moving to the music, she finds joy. “She’s always danced. She taught me how to dance in the middle of our living room,” her daughter, Kathy Robinson told WSB-TV’s People to People. Joyce, now 82, was a military wife and often joined her husband at a club on the military base. “Every Saturday night...
Hartman: Charlie Sheen tweets that Reds ‘Rookie’ is a winner
Hartman: Charlie Sheen tweets that Reds ‘Rookie’ is a winner

If you haven’t heard of Rookie Davis yet, we’ll just have to let Cincinnati Reds fanatic Charlie Sheen introduce you. Not long before Sheen’s tweet, Davis shared that he was excited to tell his family he would be breaking camp with the Reds after spending the spring in a battle with several youngsters for a spot in the roster. Davis...
More Stories