RUSSELL COUNTY, Ala. (WRBL) – A well-known Alabama high school baseball coach is now on administrative leave as he faces a misdemeanor assault charge for allegedly choking one of his student-athletes.

Russell County Sheriff’s investigators confirm Russell County High School Baseball Coach Tony Rasmus was charged with one misdemeanor count of Assault Third Degree after an incident with a high school athlete allegedly turned violent. 

Rasmus turned himself in at the Sheriff’s Office Tuesday afternoon and has made bond. 

News 3 is working to gather more information on this developing story.