MONTANA: Man Fractures 13 Year-Old Boy’s Skull For Keeping His Hat On During National Anthem [VIDEO]

The Missoulian reports:

A 39-year-old Superior man was jailed this weekend for allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old boy he believed, according to one witness, had disrespected the national anthem.

Curt James Brockway was arrested by Mineral County Sheriff’s deputies around 11 p.m. Saturday. Montana Department of Justice records show he is registered as a violent offender. Brockway made his initial appearance in Mineral County Justice Court on Monday, and was scheduled to be released on his own recognizance on Tuesday.

“There was a little boy lying on the ground,” witness Taylor Hennick said. “He was bleeding out of his ears, seizing on the ground, just not coherent.” She said she recognized the boy as a family member’s neighbor.

USA Today reports:

Brockway slammed the child on the ground because he did not remove his hat during the national anthem, witnesses told KPAX. Brockway said “he had every right to do that,” because the boy was disrespecting the anthem.

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.