Brent Lynch: Kentucky sheriff ON THE RUN after being charged of hitting girl at school brawl
A Kentucky sheriff allegedly assaulted a teenage girl during a brawl that broke out during a high school basketball game last week. The entire incident was caught on camera.
The accusation has been brought against Owsley County Sheriff Brent Lynch, who is also an assistant coach for the Owsley County High School girls basketball, according to a report from Lex 18. The brawl broke out during a game between Owsley County and Perry County on Friday, December 3. Lynch has been charged with assault in the fourth degree after he allegedly struck the girl in the face during the fight.
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However, so far authorities have been unable to locate him. Kentucky State Police are actively looking for Lynch after a warrant was issued, He was given 24 hours to surrender, according to WYMT-TV. "Any time we get a warrant like that we want to get it served as properly as we can, but as of right now we’re still seeking that individual to get served,” Kentucky State Police Trooper Matt Gayheart told WYMT. "That fight was investigated by one of our troopers. “It was determined through that investigation that Owsley County Sheriff, Brent Lynch, had actually assaulted a female during that altercation. To constitute anything higher would have required a broken bone or a serious physical injury."
Who is Brent Lynch?
According to his LinkedIn profile, Lynch became the Owsley County sheriff in January 2019. He was a Kentucky State trooper from July 2005 to February 2016. He also previously worked as a case manager in CCA-Lee Adjustment Center.
WKYT-TV reported that Lynch was also accused of misconduct during another game in the past. Back in 2019, he went into the stands to confront fans, and at the time, he allegedly grabbed a woman by the arm. However, Lynch claims he announced himself as sheriff at the time and asked fans to leave since they were not using an acceptable language. He was suspended for one game. In the video, Lynch appears to sprint from the bench on the opposite end of the court and dive headfirst into the ongoing brawl.
Brent Lynch not a danger to the community
Officers do not believe Lynch poses a danger to the community. Trooper Gayheart added the investigation is ongoing and there is a possibility for more charges.
“On Friday, December 3, 2021 there was an altercation between the Perry Central Lady Commodores and the Owsley County lady Owls basketball teams. The teams were separated immediately and one player from each team was ejected from the contest by the KHSAA basketball officials working the game. It is my understanding that there has since been an investigation opened by the Kentucky State Police related to the incident. Out of respect for the Kentucky State Police and their investigation, I have no further comment at this time," Jonathan Jett, the Superintendent of Perry County Schools, said.
The superintendent of Owsley County Schools, Dr Tim Bobrowski, released the following statement to WYMT: “An incident occurred during a December 3rd varsity girls’ basketball game at Perry Central High School between Perry Central High School and Owsley County High School. Owsley County is fully complying with KHSAA’s recommendations. The Owsley County Varsity Girls’ Assistant Coach was suspended 1 game. Per KHSAA’s recommendations, both teams have suspended 4 student athletes for 2 games."