Man Attacked 13-Year-Old Boy And Fractured His Skull For ‘Disrespecting’ National Anthem

August 7, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Story

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Police have charged a Montana man with assault after witnesses say he threw a 13-year-old boy to the ground because he was “disrespecting the national anthem”.

Curt James Brockway, 39, was arrested on Saturday at the Mineral County Fair and charged with assault on a minor, according to Sheriff Mike Boone.

According to the prosecutor, Curt James Brockway, 39, told a sheriff’s deputy that he asked the child to remove his hat out of respect before the “Star Spangled Banner” was played at the Mineral County Fairgrounds in Superior on Saturday. He said the boy cursed at him before Brockway grabbed him by the neck and slammed him to the floor. 

A witness who was at the rodeo told the Missoulian that Brockway tried justifying his actions by saying the boy “was disrespecting the national anthem so he had every right to do that.” 

“There was a little boy lying on the ground,” she told the outlet. “He was bleeding out of his ears, seizing on the ground, just not coherent.”

The boy was airlifted to a hospital in Spokane, Washington, according to the sheriff’s office.

The child’s parents told KPAX that he continued bleeding from his ear for nearly six hours after the assault. He was treated for temporal skull fractures and later released from the hospital, the station reported.

Brockway was convicted of a 2010 charge of assault with a weapon, the station reports. In that incident, Brockway pulled up to a parked vehicle, got out and pulled a gun on a family and stated he was going to kill them, according to KPAX. He was sentenced to 10 years with the Montana Department of Corrections, all of which were suspended.


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