Bond set for coach's wife

The wife of a local sports coach was being held, Tuesday, on $30,000 bond in the Henry County Jail, on charges related to an alleged altercation between her husband and another man.

A Henry County judge set bond for Kimberly Kay Moran, 41, of Locust Grove, on charges of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime and cruelty to children.

Her husband, Ray Anthony Moran, 52, was in jail Tuesday, with a $75,000 bond, on the same charges. He is an assistant head football coach at Eagle's Landing High School.

Kimberly Moran appeared Tuesday in Henry County Magistrate Court. Judge Robert Godwin reset a preliminary hearing in her case for May 10, which is the same day as her husband's scheduled hearing.

Police said the alleged incident occurred shortly before 10 p.m., Saturday, at a home on Polo Lane in Locust Grove. Ray Moran, according to authorities, walked into the garage at the home and reportedly pulled a gun on the resident.

Locust Grove Police Sgt. Todd DeMuth said Ray Moran's wife was watching from inside a vehicle, until a physical altercation ensued between Ray Moran and the male resident of the home.

"When Mr. Moran and the victim went outside into the garage, they were still scuffling," said DeMuth. "She came out of the vehicle, pointed [another] gun at the victim and told the victim to let her husband go, and give them the other gun back. The victim said ‘OK,' let him go, went inside, locked the door and called the police."

DeMuth said the incident in the house was witnessed by the alleged victim's 10-year-old child, adding that the man's other two children were upstairs, and did not see the incident unfold.

Connie Rutherford, a spokesperson for Henry County Schools, said an investigation is "ongoing." She did not elaborate on Ray Moran's employment status.

"We are not at liberty to share information about personnel actions," Rutherford said. "As with any employee who may be absent, administrators make decisions and arrangements in the best interests of the students."

Ray Moran, who is a strength and conditioning coach, came to Henry County in 2001, coaching at Henry County High School, before going to Eagle's Landing High School. He is a former assistant football coach, and a former head strength and conditioning coordinator at the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Iowa, according to the Eagle's Landing High School web site.