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Two Soccer Officials Arrested For Interference With Public Duties

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA – Two soccer officials were arrested following a disturbance after a soccer game in Odessa.

According to court documents, the incident happened on October 18 at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin Soccer Complex.

The documents state that Sgt. Tommy Jones, an off-duty police officer with the Odessa Police Department, went to the middle of the field where the disturbance took place.

The documents stated that while Jones was attempting to break up the disturbance and have everyone return to their sidelines, one of the soccer officials, identified as 54-year-old David Hisaw, placed his hands on Jones and pushed Jones back while holding a flag in his hand.

Jones told Hisaw that he was an off-duty police officer with OPD but Hisaw continued to stay in front of Jones and told Jones to leave the field or if he didn't that UTPB officers would escort Jones off the field.

Jones then told Hisaw that he had a duty to stop the active breach of peace that was going on.

That's when another official, 53-year-old Jeffrey Wheaton, stood in front of Jones and wouldn't allow Jones to take care of the disturbance.

Jones, once again, stated that he was with OPD but Wheaton also continued to stand in front of Jones and the disturbance.

As a result, an arrest warrant was issued for both Hisaw and Wheaton.

Both men are charged with interference with public duties.

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