Winnebago County sheriff’s office

Calumet City Coaches Face Gun Charges After Fight At Youth Football Game

October 08, 2018 - 6:51 am
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CALUMET CITY (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Two coaches for a Calumet City youth football team are facing charges after a gun was pulled out during a fight at a game in Rockford.

Terrance Morris, 43, and Devorah Clark, 39, both from Indiana, were charged with aggravated use of a weapon and mob action, according to a statement by Rockford police. They were being held in Winnebago County Jail and were denied bond.

A fight broke out Saturday afternoon at Rockford Lutheran High School after a game between the coaches of the Calumet City Thunderbolts and the coaches and parents of the Rockford Renegades, police said.

The fight escalated and one parent struck a coach, at which point Morris pulled out a firearm and sent crowds of people running, police said. No shots were fired.

Officers arrested Morris and Clark and recovered a firearm, according to police. Clark was also charged with obstructing identification and resisting arrest.

They were both scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

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