Monee mayor surrenders to face charges alleging he hit ump

MONEE, Ill. (AP) — The mayor of a Chicago suburb is out on bail after surrendering to face two counts of felony aggravated battery for allegedly slugging an umpire at a youth baseball game.

WLS-TV reports Jay Farquhar, mayor of the village of Monee, turned himself in Monday afternoon to New Lenox Police.

Will County prosecutors say an arrest warrant for Farquhar was issued Friday in connection with a June incident in which youth umpire Tim Nelson alleges Farquhar, a coach, punched him in the face and broke his jaw. Authorities say two began arguing after Nelson didn’t call a strike on an opposing player. The players were 7 and 8 years old.

A message seeking comment was left for Farquhar. His attorney has said Nelson was the aggressor.