HENRICO, Va. (WRIC) — Meadowbrook High School’s new football coach is behind bars for a brutal assault.
36-year-old Kedrick Moody is charged with beating a man and assaulting a woman at a motel in Henrico County Saturday night. Investigators say video from motel security cameras show an unprovoked attack.
The victims headed down a stairwell and the suspect headed up. When all three people meet, the video shows a violent assault. At one point, the female victim is seen trying to pull the suspect off of her friend. The pair fall backwards on the steps then the suspect gets back up and starts kicking the other victim.
Police maintain that suspect is Moody.
According to Lt. Chris Eley of the Henrico County Police Department, the victims, “were at the hotel and they both stepped outside and Mr. Moody was waiting for them. He began to assault the male victim and during the assault to the male victim, the female tried to intervene and he assaulted her as well.”
Police arrested Moody early this morning. He’s charged with causing malicious bodily injury as well as assault and battery.
Notes on court documents show one victim suffered a concussion, broken bones in his face and he lost three teeth. That man had surgery on Tuesday. The other victim, a woman, is going to be fine.
“One of the victims involved and Mr. Moody had a previous relationship and we think that could be the catalyst for the event occurring,” explains Lt. Eley.
Court records confirm the female victim is the mother of Moody’s children. She is not, however, his wife.
Moody, a coach who turned things around for Richmond’s Armstrong High School football program, was just hired in January to coach at Meadowbrook High.
Shawn Smith, a spokesperson for Chesterfield Public Schools says Moody “has been serving in a volunteer capacity. Mr. Moody has not been employed by the school division in any capacity. Mr. Moody will not be participating in any school division activities pending the disposition of the charges.”
For Moody, landing the coaching job at Meadowbrook was like coming home. He graduated from the school in 1996.
Moody is in custody on a $75,000 bond and is expected back in court in May.
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