Coach Carter of Movie Fame Arrested in Area, Charged with Assault


MARLIN (December 4, 2010)-Celebrity coach and motivational speaker Ken Carter was out of jail on bond Sunday, a day after his arrest in Marlin.

Carter was released from the Falls County Detention Center on a $2,500 bond in connection with the charge of Assault Causing Bodily Injury / Family Violence.

Marlin Police Chief Darrell Allen says his officers were called out Saturday evening to an altercation at a home in the 500 block of Capps Street.

Allen says the woman at the residence was treated for undisclosed injuries at the scene by paramedics.

Carter was arrested late Saturday and taken to the Falls County Detention Center.

Allen said, according to his officers, Carter went to the home to evict his sister.

According to Allen, Carter's family contacted him on Sunday wishing to drop the charge, but the matter as of Sunday afternoon remained under investigation.

When reached by phone, a spokeswoman for Coach Carter said the coach wasn't arrested, rather taken the the police station while the situation calmed down.

The spokeswoman said Carter was not in Marlin and not available for comment.

Carter's success at turning around the academic performance of a high school basketball team inspired the 2005 motion picture "Coach Carter," featuring Samuel L. Jackson.

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