Man who attacked Royals coach on field back in jail

Updated: February 18, 2006, 6:43 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- William Ligue, the man who attacked a Kansas City Royals coach during a Chicago White Sox game, has been returned to jail on a probation violation.

Cook County Court Associate Judge Joseph M. Claps ruled Friday that Ligue violated his probation when he was charged in April 2004 with breaking into a car in suburban Harvey.

Ligue was ordered held on $400,000 bond Friday, said Cook County state's attorney's office spokeswoman Marcy Jensen.

On Sept. 19, 2002, Ligue and his teenage son ran onto the field and attacked Kansas City first-base coach Tom Gamboa. Ligue was sentenced to 30 months probation.

Prosecutors had sought five years in prison for the attack on Gamboa, who suffered a loss of hearing.

On Friday, Claps scheduled Ligue's sentencing on the probation violation for March 10. Ligue's status hearing in the burglary case is set for Feb. 21.

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