Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-201

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 21, 2013
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    Unsportsmanlike Conduct

    Coach arrested for battery on a sports official.
    • Sunday
    • May 19, 2013
    • Time: 3:54 PM
    • FishHawk Sports Complex
    • 16210 FishHawk Boulevard
    • Lithia, Florida

    Suspect:


    Gordon Elliott Moore
    DOB 08/26/1975
    4324 Melbrooke Ct.
    Lakeland, FL

    Charge:

    • Battery on a Specified Official or Employee

    Victim: 

    Stephen H. Connell
    DOB 01/21/1957
    4235 Tennyson Way
    Venice, FL

    Details:

    On May 19, 2013 at 3:54 p.m., Stephen H. Connell, who is an umpire for USSSA, was umpiring a softball game in which the defendant, Gordon E. Moore, was the coach for Christina Girls Minor Division, 12 and under team.

    After the last out of the game, Gordon Moore got into a verbal argument with the home plate umpire, Kimberly Anderson. The victim, Stephen Connell, who was working the shortstop position, noticed Moore gesturing his arms and talking loudly got between Moore and Ms. Anderson.

    During the verbal confrontation, Moore bumped Connell in the chest and then headbutted him on his nose. Moore then tried to headbutt Connell a second time, but Connell moved and struck Moore once in the face with a closed fist. Moore was arrested a short time later without incident.
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