Police: Roy father booked for felony assault after altercation with baseball coach about kids’ lack of play time

Andrew Bunot. Photo: Weber County

ROY, Utah, June 20, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A Roy man who argued with his children’s recreational baseball coach, then allegedly tried to strike the coach with a bat before being stopped by other parents, has been charged with a third-degree felony.

Andrew Bunot, 37, was booked for aggravated assault — an attempt with force or violence to injure. He was then released on his own recognizance.

An officer of the Roy Police Department responded to the scene, Roy West Park, 4500 South 2900 West, on Wednesday.

“The complainant reported Andrew Bunot approached the victim, who is a recreational baseball coach, and started arguing with the victim,” says the probable cause statement filed by the officer.

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“The complainant and several witnesses stated Andrew pulled out a baseball bat and made the act of attempting to hit the victim with it. The complainant stated several parents stopped Andrew before he hit the victim with the baseball bat.”

The officer next interviewed Bunot, he said.

“… (Bunot) stated he was arguing with the victim because Andrew’s children did not get to play in the game as much as he would have liked, but denied pulling out a baseball bat and threatening to hit the victim with it,” the statement said.

“Andrew did state he grabbed onto a baseball bat, but never pulled it out in a threatening manner.”

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