According to new reporting from the Denton (Texas) Record-Chronicle, Darrell Crall, the chief operating officer for PGA of America, allegedly threw his girlfriend to the ground after she refused to return her car keys to him at an address in Frisco, Texas, near the future home of the organization.
According to an arrest affidavit reported on by the R-C’s Zaira Perez, Frisco police were called to an apartment in the Dallas suburb on Nov. 24 and noticed the victim had a fresh red scratch on her cheek, two scratches on her right hand and two broken nails on her right hand but no redness around her neck.
The affidavit says she broke into tears while speaking with officers about the incident.
Crall, who was promoted to COO in 2012, has been one of the driving forces behind the PGA of America’s move from Florida to Texas. He was placed on administrative leave after his arrest on suspicion of assault.
He was accused of assault family violence impeding breath or circulation, a third-degree felony alleging someone purposely prevented someone from breathing or prevented their blood circulation.
According to the affidavit, the victim told police she couldn’t breathe normally and had to gasp for air while he physically tried to take back the keys.
Crall also allegedly pushed her to the ground, sat on her and pulled her hair. When she handed over the car keys, she told police he pushed her several times while taunting her as she began to walk out of the apartment.
Denton County records show Crall posted a $15,000 bond on Nov. 25.
The PGA of America will be moving its headquarters to Frisco from South Florida, relocating to a $520 million development that will include two golf courses and host the PGA Championship.
The move is expected to be completed by August of 2022, with only slight delays during the pandemic.
original article link https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2020/12/17/new-report-pga-of-america-coo-allegedly-assaulted-girlfriend-over-car-keys/