Pellston Athletic Director Arrested on Multiple Charges

Accused of driving drunk, domestic violence and assault. This school athletic director was arrested.

Elton Laura is also the transportation supervisor for Pellston Schools.

Deputies arrested him in Emmet County’s Bear Creek Township Sunday night.

“This last Sunday my deputies were dispatched to a domestic violence complaint in Bear Creek Twp., deputies arrived on scene and Elton Laura age 36 also from Petoskey and he was arrested for domestic violence, operating under influence and fourth degree child abuse,” said Sheriff Pete Wallin.

Court documents say Laura arrived at a home, drunk; where he then began throwing items like drawers. Because it was in front of children, he’s also charged with child abuse.

“He was so charged with child abuse… he knowingly committed the acts that under circumstance posed a harm, risk or injury to a child by displaying assaulting behavior.”

We reached out to Pellston Schools and they tell us students were not involved and this did not happen on school property.

We talked to some parents and community members who did not want to go on camera but they tell us this is all shocking and disappointing.