Two soccer players who physically attacked a referee on Sunday in Clearwater were playing under assumed names.
Authorities originally thought the assault suspects were Ramone Mitchell and Omar Anderson.
Those are the names the players had on their league identification cards in order to participate in Sunday's match. A league official became aware of the ruse and immediately informed investigators.
Clearwater Police are now on the lookout for Timothy Kerr, 31, and Dale Lewis, 33.
According to a CPD report the suspects became upset with a call made during a game at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex and started beating him.
The referee, Rafael Serrano, suffered a shoulder injury and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
During a search for the suspects Clearwater Police pulled over a white Mercedes matching the description of the vehicle the pair drove away from the complex in, but the names on the identifications provided by the occupants did not match the names of the suspects.
Kerr is no stranger to law enforcement and was already on drug offender probation at the time of this incident.
According to his Florida Department of Corrections record Kerr was convicted on a marijuana charge out of Sumter County in 2011.
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