LAKESIDE, Oregon – A Lakeside man knocked a 13-year-old boy unconscious after his son, 10, was elbowed in the face playing football with a group of kids at a city park, according to the Coos County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident took place in late October when the man’s 10-year-old son was was elbowed in the face during a play and then went home and told his father. His father, identified by police as 34-year-old Mark Andrew Colton, allegedly returned to the field and demanded to know who had hit his son.
According to deputies, a 13-year-old boy who was not responsible for the hit spoke up. That’s when officials say Colton struck him in the temple, knocking him unconscious. The boy was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for a concussion.
Colton was arrested on Saturday and charged with second degree assault. He was taken to the Coos County Jail and held on $25,000 bail.