Everly man scheduled for trial in referee assault case

Everly man scheduled for trial in referee assault case

An Everly man has a trial date for a December incident in which he’s accused of assaulting a referee during a Clay Central-Everly High School basketball game.

Corey Hofmeyer’s case is scheduled for an April 10 non-jury trial in the Third District Court in Spencer. He faces an assault charge.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported Corey Hofmeyer was arrested December 7 for simple assault after, according to a report, he ran his shoulder into a referee at a basketball game at Clay Central-Everly High School.

The report stated a school official called the sheriff’s office to report the incident when the referee, Marshall Doeden of Arnolds Park, said he wished to press charges.

A criminal complaint filed in court alleges Hofmeyer “lowered his shoulder into the referee’s chest as he was exiting the gym at halftime.”

Doeden ejected Hofmeyer, the complaint states. Hofmeyer then became upset and told Doeden to “remember my face.”

During the investigation, Hofmeyer told a deputy that he had accidentally brushed up against the referee.

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