2nd arrest in field house vandalism case

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a second teacher and assistant football coach at Marion County High School has been accused of vandalizing the team's field house.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press ( ) reports Joe D. Gudger was arrested Tuesday on a charge of vandalism of $1,000 to $10,000. An officer at the Marion County Jail told The Associated Press that Gudger was released after posting bail of $3,500 and that he has a Jan. 15 court date.

Last week, assistant Michael Schmitt was arrested on the same charge.

Earlier this month, administrators arrived to find the Marion County field house defaced before its District 6-A championship game against cross-town rival South Pittsburg, the eventual winner.

Officials say vulgarities were painted on side doors and the backside of the field house in South Pittsburg's colors, orange and black.


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