Sheriff: Boy hurt in game, tells dad, dad knocks other teen out

Sheriff: Boy hurt in game, tells dad, dad knocks other teen out

LAKESIDE, Ore. -- A Lakeside man knocked a teen unconscious after his son was elbowed in the face playing football in Lakeside, the Sheriff's office said.

Back in late October, a 10-year-old boy 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 say Colton went to the field and demanded to know who had hit his son.

That's when deputies say a 13-year-old who had not struck the other boy spoke up. Officials say 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 lodged in the Coos County Jail and held on $25,000 bail.