(CBS) — Will County prosecutors have charged the 50-year-old mayor of Monee with two felony counts of aggravated battery — accusing him of punching a children’s baseball game umpire in the face two months ago.

WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

Jay Farquhar (Village of Monee)

Jay Farquhar (Village of Monee)

The confrontation began, authorities say, when the umpire did not call a strike on a player, to give her another chance. The players were 7 and 8 years old.

Monee Mayor Jay Farquhar was a coach. After the umpire failed to call a strike, authorities say, Farquhar called him a drunk and then allegedly punched him in the face and apparently broke his jaw.

The mayor has said he acted in self-defense.

An arrest warrant has been issued, and Farquhar was expected to turn himself in over the weekend.