Sheriff: Dad knocks teen out after son hurt in football game

Sheriff: Dad knocks teen out after son hurt in football game
Mark Andrew Colton

LAKESIDE, Ore. -- A Lakeside man knocked a 13-year-old boy unconscious after his son was elbowed in the face playing football, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said.

Back in late October, the man's 10-year-old son was playing football with a group of kids at the city park when he was elbowed in the face during a play.

That child went home and told his father, who the Sheriff's office identified as Mark Andrew Colton, 34, of Lakeside.

Deputies said Colton went to the field and demanded to know who had hit his son.

That's when deputies said a 13-year-old who had not struck the other boy spoke up. Officials said Colton struck the teen in the temple, knocking him unconscious.

The boy was transported to Bay Area Hospital, where he was treated for a concussion.

After further investigation, the Sheriff's office arrested Colton on Saturday, charging him with second degree assault.

He was taken to the Coos County Jail and held on $25,000 bail.