Coach arrested, accused of punching kids

Larry Cruce is a youth football coach for the Middleburg Bronco's. He is accused of hitting three kids after a game Saturday afternoon against the New Smyrna Beach Barracuda.

Police were called to the New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex around 3:45 p.m. and were met by parents who said they were concerned about a fight involving the Middleburg Broncos and the New Smyrna Beach Barracudas football team, an arrest report.

The parents said that players from both teams got into an argument during the last play of the game and it turned physical.

Police said that Larry Shawn Cruce, known as Coach Shawn for the Middleburg Broncos, got involved in the melee and hit multiple players from the Barracudas.