Man arrested on assault charge in kayaking fracas

June 17, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have arrested an Alabama man in what’s being described as an attack that occurred during a kayaking trip on a river.

News outlets report that 26-year-old Jordan English was arrested Sunday on a charge of second-degree assault.

English and another man previously were named in a lawsuit accusing them of attacking a group of teenagers who were kayaking on a north Alabama river earlier this month.

One of the teens told reporters that another kayaker began yelling taunts and threats at his group. The dispute escalated into a fight that left a youth with injuries including a broken nose and fractured eye socket.

Court records aren’t yet available to show whether English has an attorney in the criminal case, and he’s representing himself in the lawsuit.

All contents © copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.