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White House Heritage High School head cross country coach Kevin Doty, 59, has been arrested and charged with one count of domestic-related assault, following an incident involving his son at his home last week.

White House Police records show that an officer responded to a domestic call on Peachtree Street on Sunday, Sept. 10 at around 9 p.m. after receiving a call from the coach's son, Taylor Doty, 30, who reported the incident.

Taylor Doty said an argument began between him and his father after Taylor spilled water in the refrigerator, according to the police report.

Kathleen Doty, the wife of Kevin Doty, stated that she witnessed the altercation in the residence and saw Kevin Doty push Taylor Doty, "Butt first into a ceramic planter."

Kevin Doty, who had left the house before police arrived, returned home while the officer was still on the scene.

Mr. Doty denied the accusation, stating that his son fell and was not pushed, according to the police report.

Based on statements from the witnesses, Kevin Doty was arrested and placed in the patrol car.

Kevin Doty secured his $1,000 bond and will face the domestic charge in General Sessions Court on Nov. 6.

Mr. Doty is an unpaid volunteer coach for Robertson County Schools, according to school spokesperson Jim Bellis.

"He has not been suspended by us pending the outcome of our internal investigation," Bellis responded in an email.

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