Abbeville fire chief involved in brawl at high school game - FOX Carolina 21

Abbeville fire chief involved in brawl at high school game

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WOODRUFF, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Several deputies had to break up a fight that broke out during the Abbeville vs. Woodruff high school football game Friday night that involved in the Abbeville fire chief.

Spartanburg County deputies were called to the Abbeville section of fans at the game after a verbal fight turned physical.

Deputies said people in the stands were endangered as the fight grew to include Neal Dickenson, the Abbeville fire chief, along with two other Abbeville men. Deputies said those involved gave conflicting stories but they endangered the fans around them.

Even Abbeville's school resource officer was injured in the fight, deputies said.

Deputies said Dickenson, 43-year-old Christopher Lawton and 40-year-old John Lawton were all cited with disorderly conduct.

Abbeville City Manager David McCuen IV released the following statement regarding the incident to FOX Carolina:

"I've been made aware of an incident occurring on Aug. 30, 2013 among several individuals including Chief Dickenson. City administration is reviewing the incident and has been in communication with the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. We consider this a personnel matter, therefore we are unable to discuss further as it is the practice of the city of Abbeville not to discuss personnel matters."

Woodruff won the game 35-14.

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