OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – The Owensboro Police Department (OPD) says on September 15, at 6:04 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 2800 block of South Griffith Avenue for an assault against an umpire.

Witnesses reportedly told police that Craig Crawford, who was an umpire during a baseball game, had been struck by an intoxicated person. Officers on scene were assisted by an off-duty Kentucky State Police Trooper who was attending the game.

Crawford shared with Eyewitness News pictures of his injuries. When asked about the assault he said, “It was an unfortunate event but I’m doing fine and look forward to getting back out on the field with these young players.”

Police say the suspect, Glendle Cain, 30, of Owensboro, was arrested and charged with Assault of Sports Official – 1st Offense and Alcohol Intoxication – 1st or 2nd Offense.

OPD says Cain has previously been charged with:

  • Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – 5 counts
  • Disorderly Conduct – 2nd Degree – 3 counts
  • Trafficking in Marijuana – 1st Offense
  • Possession of Synthetic Cannabinoid – 2 Counts
  • Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence 1st Offense
  • Possession of Marijuana – 3 counts
  • Alcohol Intoxication – 1st or 2nd Offense