Susquehanna assistant baseball coach arrested for drunken assault on police officer

May 8—SELINSGROVE — A Susquehanna University assistant baseball coach is in jail on charges he drunkenly assaulted a police officer in the dugout Tuesday night.

Sadler W. Rogers, 34, of Lewisburg, is being held in lieu of $10,000 cash following his arrest for the assault on Selinsgrove Borough Police Officer Elizabeth Shampanore, according to court records.

Borough police were called to the university's baseball field at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Rogers, who had been working as a volunteer coaching assistant, fled from a campus security officer who was called when an altercation broke out as staff were trying to treat him following a fall on the field, according to a criminal complaint filed by state police at Selinsgrove.

Shampanore said she saw Rogers, dressed in his coaching uniform, fleeing on foot from campus security and he refused to comply to her orders to stop when she approached him on the baseball field, court records said.

Confronting Rogers in the dugout, where he had gone to retrieve his keys and belongings, Shampanore told state police she could smell a strong odor of alcohol and he refused to comply with her orders not to leave the area.

As she tried to block Roger's exit and put him in handcuffs, he struck her in the face and jaw with his elbow and took off onto the field where Shampanore tasered him and he was taken into custody, court records said. Police said Shampanore suffered a swollen cheek, jaw and chin in the assault.

Rogers was arraigned on charges of felony aggravated assault and flight to avoid apprehension; misdemeanor simple assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct and summary public drunkenness before District Judge Scott Zeigler.

As of Wednesday morning, Rogers was no longer a volunteer assistant coach at Susquehanna University, spokeswoman Amanda O'Rourke said without further comment.