A June trial date has been set in the criminal case against Galt High School Assistant Principal Robert Rappleye. The date was set Friday in Calaveras County Superior Court.
Last July, police said Rappleye, then 61, was golfing at the Greenhorn Creek Golf Course in Angels Camp 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.
As he was loading his golf clubs into his car and preparing to leave, Rappleye reportedly 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.
Rappleye, of Elk Grove, is a long-time employee of the Galt Joint Union High School District. He remains on paid administrative leave, according to Superintendent Matthew Roberts.