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he, Torling, was " the one running
this game. " Torling then turned
around and started back across the
field to where Moore was located.
Because there were kids in the area,
Moore began to walk onto the field
to meet Torling, so no one would
hear their conversation, and Moore
would not embarrass Torling
in
front of the kids.
According to Moore, Torling
came to Moore and said, " You're
going to go over there and tell
your parents to shut up. " Moore
laughed and replied: " No. I know
better. Look, let me tell you what's
going to happen here. I know you
have a kid on the other team. You
are going to go back out there, and
you are going to call a non-biased
game today because if you do not
do that, I will report you at the end
of the day. So, let's play ball and
have fun. "
Moore then turned around and
started walking away. According
to Moore, Torling then yelled at
Moore again, saying, " Coach, are
you not going to tell your parents to
shut up? " to which Moore replied,
" No, sir. They've done nothing
wrong. "
Torling then told Moore that he
was " out of the game. " Moore then
walked back to the bench to pick
up his cooler and tablet to leave. He
then realized that the kids would
need the cooler and that the assistant
coach, Eric, would need the
tablet, so he flipped open the cooler,
grabbed a Gatorade, and started
walking " in a direct line " to his car.
The " direct line " to Moore's car
was across the middle of the field
and went directly through the middle
of where the Conway parents
were congregated. When Moore
got to the Conway parents, they
stopped
him, and conversation
ensued regarding why Moore was
leaving the game.
Torling then yelled to Moore,
" Coach, you have to leave the entire
complex. " At this point, Moore
was still answering questions from
the Conway parents,
explaining
that he had been kicked out of the
game and had to leave. Torling then
yelled at Moore, again, that he had
to leave the complex.
Moore turned to start walking
to his car with his back to Torling.
Torling then yelled at Moore
a third time, telling him he had to
leave. As Moore walked away, he
made a gesture at Torling, not even
looking at him. Moore claims that
this gesture was a " thumbs up. "
As Moore was walking out onto
the road, he heard the whistle blow,
and he turned his head back toward
the field. Moore was told that
Torling called the game because
the assistant coach, Eric, told the
Conway players, " Come on kids, I
guess we've got to go play through
this biased referee calling. "
Interaction With
Police Officer
Officer Gibson, a patrol officer
with the City of Vilonia Police
Department (VPD), was flagged
down by James Lathe Anderson, a
Vilonia parent, who was at a soccer
game at the Vilonia soccer complex.
Anderson told Officer Gibson
that there was an individual who
had been causing a disturbance,
had used obscene language, and
was refusing to leave city property
after being instructed to do so by
park and recreation staff.
Moore did not dispute the actions
taken by Anderson. Moore,
however, maintained, throughout
his interactions with Torling, he did
not argue. On the contrary, Moore
claimed he " was calm, did not cuss,
did not scream or yell, and did not
wave his hands. " Officer Gibson's
dashcam video began as he was
speaking to Anderson. Anderson
pointed Moore out as the individual
causing the disturbance.
Anderson told Officer Gibson
that there was an individual who
had been causing a disturbance,
had used obscene language,
and was refusing to leave city
property after being instructed
to do so by park and recreation
staff.
The parties disputed the exact nature
of what occurred next. Officer
Gibson maintained that he believed
he saw Moore " flip off " people at
the soccer game while " walking in
the area of the parents, children
and young soccer players. " Moore
maintained that he gave a " thumbs
up " and was past the parents and
children when making that gesture.
Upon seeing
Officer Gibson's
police car approach, Moore finally
began to leave the soccer complex.
It was Officer Gibson's understanding
that Moore had been told to
leave by the official and the soccer
director. As a result, Officer Gibson
believed Moore had committed
criminal trespass for not having left
the soccer complex as soon as he
was told to, having stopped in the
process of leaving multiple times.
In addition to criminal trespass,
Officer Gibson believed he had
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