Matthew Belardine, the former Steubenville High School volunteer football coach indicted by the grand jury investigating the Steubenville rape case was arrested over the weekend in Scottsdale, AZ during a protest over the grand jury decision in Ferguson, MO.
KPHO-TV is reporting Belardine was one of two people arrested, who were not part of the protest, for fighting in front of the Wasted Grain bar, but were not part of the protest. The pair reportedly approached the protesters and started yelling obscenities at them. The two men then began fighting with the protesters and they were quickly arrested.
Samuel Lee Busic, 26, of Phoenix was charged with assault. Belardine was charged with disorderly conduct. A protester, Martel Stevenson, 19, of Phoenix. was arrested and booked into jail on charges of criminal damage.
Belardine was one of the Steubenville School District employees indicted by the special grand jury investigating the Steubenville rape case. He pleaded guilty in April to four misdemeanor counts including allowing an underage person to consume beer or liquor, obstructing official business, falsification and contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a child.
According to Ohio Attorney General spokesperson, Dan Tierney, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office is working to obtain a copy of Mr. Belardine’s police report from Arizona. He went on to say that their special prosecutions section will review the report for possible probation violations.