The Angels Camp Police Department has finished its investigation and forwarded to the District Attorney's Office a recommendation to charge Robert Rappleye with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, according to Police Chief Todd Fordahl.
Rappleye, of Elk Grove, is a long-time employee of the Galt Joint Union High School District and most recently served as Galt High School's assistant principal. It is unclear whether this incident will affect his employment.
The charges — which can carry fines of up to $10,000 each or jail time — are related to a July 13 incident in which police said Rappleye, 61, was golfing at the Greenhorn Creek Golf Course when he and his golfing partners became angry over the pace of play by a golfing husband and wife.
A verbal argument became physical when Rappleye took a golf club and struck the husband twice, police said. The husband was injured on the left arm and shoulder blade after attempting to block the blows, according to witnesses in the police report.
According to the report, as he was loading his golf clubs into his car and preparing to leave, Rappleye admitted to a responding police officer that he struck the victim. Rappleye was arrested and booked into the Calaveras County Jail that night and released the next morning.
He will be arraigned Aug. 7, according to Calaveras County Superior Court records.
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