SUPERIOR — We're learning more about the moments leading up to a teen reportedly being assaulted in Mineral County for not removing his hat during the National Anthem.
New court papers reveal Curt Brockway, 39, says there was a brief verbal exchange before the incident in which the boy sustained skull fractures.
Brockway reportedly grabbed the minor by his throat, lifted him into the air and slammed the boy into the ground.
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In a newly released affidavit, Brockway says he asked the boy to remove his hat because it was disrespectful.
Brockway stated the youth then responded with an expletive and that's when the assault occurred.
A witness interviewed by a Mineral County Sherffi's Office deputy says she was standing near the boy when Brockway grabbed him.
She agrees with a majority of Brockway's description of the incident.
However, she does not remember Brockway asking the teen to remove his hat prior to the assault.
MTN News reached out to Brockway's attorney for comment and have not heard back.