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Charges dropped against man cited in Columbus Little League brawl

Charles Davidson, 38, was in Recorder's Court Wednesday afternoon along with his attorney Stacy Jackson. Charles Davidson, 38, was in Recorder's Court Wednesday afternoon along with his attorney Stacy Jackson.
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Charles Davidson and Iram King were both given a citation for disorderly conduct after a confrontation erupted between the two following a Little League game about a month ago.

Thursday, Davidson fought those charges in Recorders Court and won. Judge Mary Buckner dismissed all charges against him. 

"I'm really glad everyone just knows the truth now. I think at the beginning when everybody was hearing it on the news and showing it on the newspaper nobody actually knew the real story, they just actually heard hearsay," Charles Davidson said. 

Officers testified Thursday the altercation between Davidson and King started when Davidson was asked to turn his celebration music down after the Columbus Northern Little League team beat Harris County about a month a go.

Police say King began yelling and cursing at Davidson and that's when the two started to fight. 
Davidson's Attorney, Stacy Jackson, says that his client was simply trying to defend himself under Georgia Law. 

"You can stand your ground if someone tries to attack you; you do not have to run away and that is all Mr. Davidson did. He was there with his family enjoying the ball game not committing any violation of public law," said Stacy Jackson. 

Judge Buckner made her ruling after hearing Jackson explain how King, who was taller and weighed nearly 300 pounds, still went after Davidson after he shoved a police officer.

Davidson says his family, including his 12-year-old son who was on the team, is glad the entire ordeal is over and says if he had to go back he wouldn't have done anything differently.

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