Another Marion County football coach arrested on vandalism charge

photo Marion county assistant coach Joe Dan Grudger instructs the Warrior linebackers during drills.

JASPER, Tenn. - Marion County sheriff's deputies and Jasper police have made a second arrest in the case of the vandalism at Marion County High School's football field house.

Marion County High School teacher and assistant football coach Joe Dan Gudger was arrested Tuesday around 2:30 p.m. Eastern on charges of vandalism of $1,000-$10,000 and unlawful possession of alcohol on school property.

The vandalism charge stems from the school's field house and other property being spray painted with vulgarities and having trash strewn over the parking lot during the early morning hours of Nov. 1. Officers involved believe the vandalism was an attempt to inspire the Marion County football team before its game against county rival South Pittsburg that night.