2nd woman charged, fight at youth hoops tourney
A second woman has been charged with misdemeanor assault for a fight at a fifth-grade basketball tournament at the Helena YMCA that led organizers to cancel the final two days of the tournament.
The Independent Record reports 42-year-old Julia Northey of Helena pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault in Municipal Court on Monday.
Police Chief Troy McGee says he understood that the Dec. 12 disturbance started when a coach disagreed with an official and the scorekeeper and others in the crowd got involved.
Scorekeeper Tawnya Brancamp of Helena was cited for misdemeanor assault and pleaded not guilty on Dec. 13.
Helena YMCA CEO David Smith issued a statement noting that when parents sign their children up for YMCA youth sports they agree to a 12-point code of conduct.
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