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Family, neighbors defend man arrested at football game

Posted at 11:21 PM, Aug 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-12 23:39:46-04
Curse words, Corrye Powell's family says that's how this got so out of control.
 
"As far as I'm concerned, they've always been good neighbors," Deanna Denish said of Powell and his family.  She knew them through a family run lawn service.
 
"The boys will mow, they speak to me, they're always gentlemen, they always say hi, how are you."
 
That's not the picture Cape Coral Police painted Thursday night.
 
According to a police report, Powell spat, chest bumped and threaten to kill a woman at a Pop Warner football game at Caloosa Middle School, and she saw a gun in his pocket.
 
The incident caused so much of a ruckus, police asked the players to go into the locket room out of concern for their safety.
 
Powell's brother told us Corrye was at the game to watch his son play, and the woman he's accused of assaulting, was cursing near his other child.
 
When he asked her to stop, she got in his face. Denish says the incident is very out of character for powell.
 
"Yes, I'm startled," she said.
 
Fox-4 reached out to a woman on Facebook, that Powell's brother says was the one who called police but we haven't heard back from her.
 
Powell is still in the Lee County jail tonight.