Cannon County school board member arrested at football game

Cannon County school board member arrested at football game (Image 1)

A Cannon County school board member was arrested at a high school football game last week on charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest.

Woodbury police arrested 56-year-old Bruce Daniel at the Cannon County High School football stadium Friday night.

Records indicate he was brought to the Cannon County Sheriff's Department at 8:58 p.m. and released less than an hour later on a $1,500 bond.

Assistant Chief Lowell Womack declined to release details of the arrest on Monday.  He said Chief Kevin Mooneyham is out of town and will not be back to discuss the matter until next week.

Cannon County schools are on fall break this week and numerous calls to the school board were not immediately returned.

Daniel was elected to the school board in August.  He also owns a local trucking company.  The company's logo is prominently displayed on the scoreboard at Cannon County High School's football stadium.

Nashville's News 2 Investigates contacted Daniel's trucking company.  A woman who answered the phone said he was out of town.

Daniel's wife referred all calls to his attorney.

By phone, attorney Mike Jennings indicated he had not yet seen the police reports against his client and told Nashville's News 2 Daniel is “innocent until proven guilty.”

He added, “He is a very good public citizen who has supported the school system.  He is very involved in high school athletics and is a big supporter or young people.  This is a good man.  The city will have a hard time proving this beyond a reasonable doubt.”

A November 13 court date has been set.

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