FIRST ON 3: Topsail baseball coach facing assault charges


PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — According to arrest records, the head baseball coach at Topsail High is facing criminal charges.

Booking photo of Jonathan Granville Gehris (Photo: Pender County Sheriff's Office)
Booking photo of Jonathan Granville Gehris (Photo: Pender County Sheriff’s Office)

Records show Jonathan Granville Gehris, 34, was arrested overnight Sunday and booked around 2:30 a.m. on charges of assault with a female. He was booked under no bond at the time. His name was not found on jail records today.

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Gehris led the Pirates to a state championship in 2014. He’s been the coach at Topsail since the 2013 season.

Calls to the sheriff’s office have not been returned to determine more circumstances surrounding the arrest.

We’ve also reached out to Pender County Schools for comment and employment status. A source close to the situation said the principal and team have been made aware of the arrest and will determine the next step after the holiday break.