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Kentucky sheriff is arrested by his own deputies after he was filmed ‘punching a teenage girl’ after brawl broke out during high school basketball game

  • Owsley County Sheriff Brent Lynch was charged with assault after a brawl involving players broke out at a Perry County high school girls basketball game 
  • Lynch, who was coaching the Owsley County Owls versus the Perry Central Commodores, was captured on footage striking a young girl
  • Lynch is captured dashing across the basketball court and appears to swing at one of the young girls and is eventually pulled off by other adults on the court
  • Lynch was suspended from his assistant coaching job and his status as sheriff remains unclear
  • Lynch was charged with fourth degree assault for striking a juvenile in the face and is facing up to one year in jail plus a fine if he is convicted


A Kentucky sheriff was arrested by his own deputies after he was caught on tape allegedly punching a teenage girl in the face while coaching a high school basketball game. 

Owsley County Sheriff Brent Lynch was arrested and charged with assault on Thursday after a brawl involving players broke out at a Perry County high school girls basketball game on Friday, December 3.

Lynch, who was coaching the Owsley County Owls in a game versus the Perry Central Commodores, was captured on footage striking a female player amid the chaos.  

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Lynch, who was coaching the Owsley County Owls in a game versus the Perry Central Commodores, was captured on footage striking a female player amid the chaos

Lynch, who was coaching the Owsley County Owls in a game versus the Perry Central Commodores, was captured on footage striking a female player amid the chaos

Lynch is captured dashing across the basketball court and appears to swing at one of the young girls and is eventually pulled off by other adults on the court

Lynch is captured dashing across the basketball court and appears to swing at one of the young girls and is eventually pulled off by other adults on the court

Footage shows the girls fighting over a ball on the court when other team mates get involved in the scuffle and punches eventually are thrown. 

Lynch is then seen dashing across the basketball court and appears to swing at one of the young girls before he is pulled off by other adults on the court as he resists and has to be held back.     

The shocking alleged attack was described as ‘out of character’ with the man he Owsley County Judge Cale Turner says he knows Lynch to be, Lex18.com reported.

Lynch (pictured) was suspended from his assistant coaching job and his status as sheriff remains unclear

Lynch (pictured) was suspended from his assistant coaching job and his status as sheriff remains unclear

Lynch (pictured) was charged with fourth degree assault for striking a juvenile in the face and is facing up to one year in jail plus a fine if he is convicted

Lynch (pictured) was charged with fourth degree assault for striking a juvenile in the face and is facing up to one year in jail plus a fine if he is convicted

Perry County Schools superintendent Jonathan Jett said the teams were separated following the altercation and one player from each team was ejected by officials. 

Lynch was suspended from his assistant coaching job and his status as sheriff remains unclear, Lex18.com reported.  

Owsley County is a small town in Kentucky with just over less than 5,000 residents. 

Lynch was charged with fourth degree assault for striking a juvenile in the face and is facing up to one year in jail plus a fine if he is convicted, TMZ reported.  

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