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Gunfire erupts by Newtown ballfield
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A man has been arrested for firing a gun near Newtown ballfield Saturday night forcing cancellation of the night’s games.The suspect, Herbert Conley, 49, has been charged with disorderly conduct and disrupting a public gathering. He will face arraignment on the charge Aug. 27 and is presently free on bond for the misdmeanors.He was arrested Tuesday afternoon once investigators finished their probe into the gunshots which disrupted the game. Spectators and players were asked to leave the area after gunshots rang out during games at the rural ballfield on Laws Road which is off Nashville Highway.“We received word someone in the area was shooting a gun into the air,” said Sheriff Jackie Matheny of the situation that brought lawmen scrambling to the ball field early Saturday evening.