UPDATE: Bridge run participant pleads guilty for inappropriately touching Savannah television reporter

Savannah reporter discusses slapping incident on CBS This Morning

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - UPDATE: A man has pled guilty to charges stemming from an incident when he inappropriately touched a Savannah television reporter.

According to Chatham County court records, Thomas Callaway entered a guilty plea Tuesday and was sentenced to 200 hours of community service, a $1,000 fine and 12 months of probation for sexual battery against WSAV’s Alex Bozarjian.

WSAV does not wish to provide any comment.


PREVIOUS STORY: An incident caught on camera appears to show a race participant inappropriately hitting a Savannah television reporter.

WSAV’s Alex Bozarjian was reporting on the 2019 Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run when the man - later identified as Tommy Callaway - appears to run up and smack her below the belt.

The Savannah Sports Council responded to the incident on Twitter, stating that it had identified the man and shared his information with the television station. Callaway has also been banned from registering for future Savannah Sports Council races.

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