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.