Middle school football game shut down; Mooresville man arrested

Published 6:55 am Tuesday, October 17, 2023

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A Mooresville man was arrested last week, accused of starting an altercation that eventually stopped a football game at Ellis Middle School.

Darius Jacquine Caldwell, 34, was charged with disorderly conduct at a school by the Davie County Sheriff’s Department.

Davie Sheriff J.D. Hartman said that Caldwell was one of the main instigators of an argument among parents and fans at the game between Ellis and Selma Burke middle schools.

When asked to leave, Caldwell, the parent of a Selma Burke player, became more agitated and cussed at and threatened school officials, Hartman said.

The altercation became so heated that referees stopped the game.