GILMER ATHLETIC DIRECTOR BATTERY CHARGES SETTLED WITH PRE-TRIAL DIVERSION

Battery charges filed in January against Gilmer Co. Athletic Director Shawn Leo Cole will be dismissed based on a 90 Day Pre-Trial Diversion, which calls for Cole to have no contact with the alleged victim and payment of court costs.
The disposition was reached in Gilmer Magistrate Alton Skinner’s court and signed by Cole’s attorney Judith McCullough and Gilmer Prosecutor Gerry Hough.

Cole had been charged with the alleged battery of a student basketball player, based on a complaint filed by his mother.