Mt. Hope wrestling coach arrested on domestic violence charges

Coach placed on administrative leave by school district

By Ethan Hartley
Posted 1/17/23

Jefferey Eutsay, the head coach of the Mt. Hope High School wrestling team, was arrested on Jan. 15 for three counts of domestic violence, including one felony count. He has been placed on administrative leave.

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Mt. Hope wrestling coach arrested on domestic violence charges

Coach placed on administrative leave by school district


Warren resident Jefferey Eutsay, 35, was arrested on a warrant Sunday morning on Arlington Avenue in Warren. He was charged with three counts of domestic violence, including simple assault and/or battery, and disorderly conduct (both first offenses), as well as a felony count of domestic violence (assault by strangulation).

Eutsay is the head coach for the Mt. Hope High School wrestling team. This is  his first season with the team.

Eutsay, at the time of his arrest, was free on bail stemming from a DUI that occurred on Sept. 18, 2022, also in Warren, for which he received 20 hours of community service, a 12-month suspension of his license, and mandatory particpation in an alcohol education program, according to court records.

According to police reports, two separate domestic incidents resulted in his arrest on Sunday — one on Aug. 9, 2022, and a second incident which occurred on Dec. 12, 2022. Eutsay entered no plea to the charges, and his bail was set at $50,000 with conditions, including a no contact order, which was posted, according to authorities.

The Warren Police Department released the following information regarding the arrest that occurred on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023:

During the early morning hours of Jan. 15, 2023, officers responded to 7 Arlington Ave. in Warren after receiving a call for an unwanted party. Upon officers arriving, they spoke with the caller, identified as Jefferey Eutsay (Age: 35), who requested that his girlfriend be dispersed from the residence after they had been arguing. While officers were on scene, the girlfriend advised officers of previous incidents during which Mr. Eutsay had assaulted her. The girlfriend then responded to headquarters where a formal statement could be obtained from the same girlfriend/victim regarding the past assault(s).

While at headquarters, the victim reported that on two occasions, Mr. Eutsay had assaulted her. The first being on Aug. 9, 2022 and the second incident taking place on Dec. 12, 2022, and both had occurred at 7 Arlington Ave. in Warren. During the first incident, the victim reported that Mr. Eutsay had assaulted her, resulting in minor bruises. During the second incident, the victim reported that Mr. Eutsay had again assaulted her during an argument and the assault included him allegedly choking the victim, also resulting in an injury.

Based on this information, an arrest warrant was applied for and authorized for the arrest of Mr. Eutsay. Later in the day on Jan. 15, 2023, officers returned to 7 Arlington Ave. where they then took Mr. Eutsay into custody on the arrest warrant.

On Jan. 17, 2023, Mr. Eutsay was arraigned at 6th District Court on one count each of Domestic Felony Assault By Strangulation, Domestic Simple Assault and Domestic Disorderly Conduct. Mr. Eutsay was released on $50,000 Personal Recognizance at the arraignment and was ordered to have no contact with the victim. His next court date is on Jan. 24, 2023 for a review.

Superintendent Ana Riley released the following statement on Tuesday:

"We are aware of the Warren Police Department’s investigation into alleged conduct by an athletic department staff member. After learning of the allegations on Sunday, Jan. 15, we immediately placed him on administrative leave.

While the allegations against him relate to activity outside of school and do not involve the Bristol Warren Regional School District directly, we take all allegations of misconduct very seriously. The allegations against this staff member are incompatible with our values as a district, as well as our expectations for staff.

As the matter involves an ongoing criminal investigation, and on the advice of counsel, no further information will be released at this time. I refer you to the appropriate authorities for further information."

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