Apparently, 39-year-old Curt James Brockway has not been getting the mental health care that he should be. He’s not allowed to own guns but the psychopath was allowed to wander around loose at the Mineral County Fair On Saturday.
He crossed paths with a 13-year-old punk who looks up to Colin Kaepernick, just as the National Anthem started to play. It was time to kick off the fair’s annual rodeo. Brockway took it upon himself to teach the boy some manners. Violently.
Taylor Hennick saw the whole thing, she was standing only a few feet away. “I saw it from the corner of my eye.”
Everyone was standing for the anthem when she heard a “pop.” She watched as a man “grabbed this little boy by the neck and slammed him to the ground. He was definitely bleeding out of his ears, he was scared. He seemed shocked and out of it and wondering why he was being hit.”
Brockaway was quick to clear up that confusion. He told police, “he asked the boy to take off his hat, after which the teen cursed at him.”
The witness agrees that is exactly what happened. Hennick relates the man “told people around him afterward that he was right to attack the boy.” He added that the boy “was disrespecting the national anthem by wearing his hat.”
“People were just shocked,” Hennick notes. “I heard him saying that in front of a lot of people.” The boy was rushed to the local hospital but because of how badly he was injured, he had to be flown by helicopter to another state. He was airlifted to Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Spokane, Washington. Brockway was taken into custody and charged with felony assault on a minor. The resident of Superior, Montana is also listed on a violent offender registry. In 2011 he was convicted of assault with a weapon.
They let Brockway leave the jail “on his own recognizance” after a judge didn’t find the prosecutor’s arguments as convincing as those of the defense lawyer.
Mineral County Attorney Ellen Donohue asked for a $100,000 bond based on “Brockway’s criminal history of violence, the age of the alleged victim, and [the state’s] concern for the safety of the community.”
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Brockway’s lawyer argued that his client was not a flight risk, had life-long ties to the community and would agree to conditions that would “afford the community an appropriate measure of safety.”
The judge ordered Brockway released to home arrest with his parents, a GPS ankle bracelet, no contact with any witnesses, and no alcohol or drug use.