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Race Team Crew Member Arrested After Assaulting Owner 5-5-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-14403

Date/Time:   Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 10:51AM

Location:   Infield of Dover International Speedway, 1131 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department arrested Lawrence Hayden, a 33-year-old former crew member/employee of a NASCAR Xfinity Series race team and resident of Concord, North Carolina after he assaulted the team owner he was employed by.  At approximately 10:51AM, officers from the Dover Police Department were called to the infield of the Dover International Speedway in reference to the assault.  It was then learned that Hayden and team owner Jerry Hataway (56), were involved in a verbal argument over issues pertaining to Hayden’s employment with the team.  During that verbal exchange, Hayden began punching Hataway causing Hataway to suffer a broken jaw.  Hataway was initially treated at the Fan Care Center at Dover International Speedway and was later transferred to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital for further treatment for his injuries.  Hayden was taken into custody by the Dover Police Department without incident and charged with one count of Assault 2nd Degree.  Hayden was given a $500 secured bond on the single charge by Justice of the Peace Court #7 in Dover, DE.  

Lawrence Hayden
Age: 33
Concord, NC