Cops: Student-athletes intimidated coach’s sexual battery victims


Five student-athletes intimidated two victims who accused a high school baseball coach of sexual battery, Peachtree City police said in a statement Wednesday. 

Police said five of the suspects — Bradley Ector, Ethan Ange, Ahmad Ragland, Kaemon Gooden and Tyson Wright, all 18 and of Peachtree City — vandalized the victims’ homes Sunday night. 

The teens attended McIntosh High School with the two victims, who are also connected to the sexual battery claims against David Munoz, the school’s head baseball coach. 

RELATED: High school baseball coach charged with sexual battery

Munoz, 43, of Peachtree City, was arrested April 24 after the school received a complaint he possibly had “inappropriate physical contact with student athletes,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. He faces federal sexual battery charges and three misdemeanor battery charges. 

Channel 2 Action News identified the teens as athletes at McIntosh High School. A sixth person, Ashton Blackmon, 18, of Newnan, was also arrested in connection with the vandalism. 

According to a police report, the teens egged one home and a car sitting outside the residence. A second police report indicates another home and car were also vandalized, but does not specify how. A second-floor window of one home was broken and had roof damage, Channel 2 reported. 

All six teens turned themselves in at the Fayette County jail Tuesday, but they are out on a $9,600 bond for each, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said. They each face two counts of second-degree criminal damage and two counts of intimidating a witness, Peachtree City police said.

RELATED: High school baseball coach faces 3 additional sexual battery charges

Fayette County School District spokeswoman Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said she could not disclose disciplinary actions against the students since they are still enrolled, but did confirm they were seniors. 

“Our school is fully cooperating with the Peachtree City Police Department’s investigation,” McIntosh High School Principal Lisa Fine said in a statement sent to parents. “As we head into the final days of school, please take this opportunity to talk to your students about the seriousness of their actions, both on and off campus. What students think to be a harmless act often ends up more serious than they thought, resulting in consequences that can negatively impact their future.”

In other news:



Next Up in Local

BREAKING: East Point officer accused of sexually assaulting 15-year-old 
BREAKING: East Point officer accused of sexually assaulting 15-year-old 

An East Point police officer is on paid administrative leave after authorities said he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl, Channel 2 Action News reported.  The victim’s lawyer, Thomas Reynolds, told Channel 2 his client and three other people may have been followed from a Waffle House and stopped at Syskes Park in East Point when the...
Fulton judge dismisses murder indictment in heroin overdose case
Fulton judge dismisses murder indictment in heroin overdose case

A Fulton County judge has dismissed a murder indictment against Graham Williams, who allegedly injected heroin into the vein of a Milton man who then overdosed and died. The case was seen as a key test of how tough metro-Atlanta prosecutors can be as they seek to combat a surge of deaths linked to opioids, methamphetamine and other drugs. Fulton prosecutors...
Roswell man fought off 3 men trying to steal his lawnmower, police say
Roswell man fought off 3 men trying to steal his lawnmower, police say

Police in Roswell do not recommend victims of crimes take matters into their own hands, but one man did last weekend when three men from Atlanta tried to take his lawnmower. According to a police report, on Aug. 12 three men in a Penske van pulled up to a business on Old Alabama Road around 2:20 p.m. where Eduardo Baizel, 31, of Roswell, was mowing...
Stockbridge municipal bondholder sues to stop Eagle’s Landing cityhood
Stockbridge municipal bondholder sues to stop Eagle’s Landing cityhood

One of the nation’s biggest issuers of municipal bonds is suing the state of Georgia and Henry County to put the brakes on this fall’s vote for Eagle’s Landing cityhood. Capital One Public Funding — the municipal bonding arm of banking giant Capital One — has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeking an injunction...
Man spends nearly a month in jail for crime he didn’t commit
Man spends nearly a month in jail for crime he didn’t commit

When Kobe Jones was robbed at gunpoint, he hoped Atlanta police would find those responsible. But instead of being treated like a victim, Jones was arrested and charged with a crime in Clayton County. It was a crime he didn’t commit. Jones, 21, had the same name as the real suspect accused of breaking into a rental home, damaging floors and walls...
More Stories