VIDEO: Grown man accused of hitting kid in Simpsonville

On Sunday May 1st, deputies were called to a residential neighborhood in Simpsonville after witnesses reported a man assaulting a juvenile with a football.

Shannon Dale Sutherland
Shannon Dale Sutherland

They say 39-year-old Shannon Dale Sutherland was identified as the man.

Sutherland later turned himself in to deputies at the Law Enforcement Center and was released on an $1800 bond earlier Monday.

He is charged with Assault and Battery 3rd Degree.

Neighbors told 7 News the incident happened after the 14-year-old boy in the video accidentally hit Sutherland’s eight-year-old daughter with the football while playing with other kids in a cul-de-sac.

Sutherland claims his daughter has been picked on before, and it upset him. He admits he didn’t handle the situation correctly and should have contacted the boy’s parents.

Video used with permission by neighbor.

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