Court documents reveal recently fired HarbourCats head coach arrested and charged in domestic dispute

Court documents reveal recently fired HarbourCats head coach arrested and charged in domestic dispute

WATCH: Prior to having his contract terminated by the Victoria HarbourCats, Brian McRae was arrested and charged in a domestic dispute in Phoenix, Ariz. 

According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department in Phoenix, Brian McRae was arrested on the morning of Feb. 2 by Glendale Police.  The former Kansas City Royal spent three days in jail before being released on bail on Feb. 5. Court documents provided to CHEK Sports by Glendale Police detail the arrest and list multiple charges including unlawful imprisonment, threatening death, and assault with a deadly weapon.

According to the probable cause statement, police responded to a “family fight” between a man and women at a Phoenix Hotel. The document reads, “neighboring rooms could hear loud and aggressive fighting between a male and a female in Room 401.”

Court documents further state “The Defendant, Brian McRae, eventually opened the door and [was] found shirtless and his pants disarranged as if he had been in a struggle.”

Details included in the document state the female victim had “lacerations on her face” and “blood on her dress.”

The probable cause statement also claims McRae “assaulted her in the head with an iron.”

According to the documents, the victim believed “if the assault would have continued and officers weren’t called, she could have been possibly killed.”

Earlier Thursday, the Victoria HarbourCats released the following statement:

“The HarbourCats organization always strives to meet the high standards of the community we are proud to represent. Once we were made aware of the allegations, the HarbourCats moved to terminate the contract. Due to respect for all involved, and the legal process and a desire not to impact or impede any ongoing investigation, we believe any further details on the situation best to come from the authorities.”

On Thursday evening, the HarbourCats reached out to CHEK Sports saying they believed the charges on McRae have since been dropped. This has not yet been confirmed by the Glendale Police Department.


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