Angela Fortuna-Hodges

Man Arrested For Involvement in Juvenile Fight in East Haven

A man is East Haven was arrested for his involvement in a fight between two juveniles at a youth baseball game.

A concerned parent contacted police on June 9 and said his son was assaulted by an adult at Kennedy Baseball Field, also known as "The Pit."

Police said two juveniles had been arguing via Snapchat and had agreed to meet at the field.

Kenneth Woodward, 50, of New Haven, brought one of the juveniles to the field to fight, police said the other juvenile told them. The juvenile victim said Woodward was encouraging the other juvenile to fight and was coaching him on what to do during the fight, according to police.

The victim then told police Woodward grabbed him from behind in a chokehold, wrestled him to the gound and punched him in the face with a closed fist.

Police said the victim was able to escape but said he was followed by Woodward and the other juvenile in his car.

Woodward was arrested after a motor vehicle stop on Thursday.

Woodward faces charges including second degree breach of peace and third degree assault.

He was released on a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 28.

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