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Man charged with injuring boy for not removing hat during National Anthem appears in court

Posted at 10:18 AM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 16:12:20-04
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A Mineral County man who's charged with assault of a minor for slamming a child to the ground during the national anthem in Superior entered a not guilty plea on Wednesday morning.

Witnesses had previously told MTN News that Curt Brockway grabbed, picked up and slammed a 13-year-old boy to the ground because he did not remove his hat during the national anthem at the Mineral County Fairgrounds.

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The child was flown to Spokane after receiving temporal skull fractures in the incident and is back home recovering.

Brockway was arrested on Aug. 3 and made his initial court appearance on Aug. 5 in Mineral County.

The state had requested his bond be set to $100,000, however the judge ruled Brockway can be released on his own recognizance.

This is not Brockway’s first run in with police. He pleaded guilty to an assault with a weapon charge that occurred in 2011.

We will full coverage of Wednesday's hearing during the 5:30 News.