Arrest warrant signed for Alabama high school football coach after dock brawl in Bayou La Batre

Alabama News

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. (WKRG) — Theodore High School football coach and athletic director Eric Collier was among several people allegedly involved in a group brawl along the docks of Bayou La Batre.

According to police, Collier and several others were waiting at the docks for a group to return on a boat from Dauphin Island on May 8. The group at the docks then allegedly jumped the people arriving on the boat, punching and kicking them, even holding them underwater at times, police said.

Victims suffered broken bones and cuts.

Police described the attack as “premeditated” and said it began with an incident earlier in the day on the west end of Dauphin Island. After that initial incident, police said the suspects sent multiple threatening messages to the victims.

Police identified the suspects as:

  • Wayne Eric Collier Sr
  • Wayne Eric Collier Jr
  • Shawn Jerome Collier
  • Hayden Aaron Collier
Eric Collier

The senior Collier is the one who coaches at Theodore. Warrants have been issued for all four suspects to be arrested on third-degree assault charges.

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