Monday, December 19, 2011

Dad accused of punching son over basketball game facing more charges (Lakeville, Minnesota)

Dad is identified as STEVEN OHARA WILSON.

Man accused of punching son faces more charges
Posted: Dec 19, 2011 1:31 PM CST
Updated: Dec 19, 2011 1:31 PM CST

LAKEVILLE, Minn. (AP) - A father accused of punching his 14-year-old son following a basketball game in Lakeville is facing additional charges.

The Dakota County Attorney has charged 52-year-old Steven Ohara Wilson, of Eagan, with malicious punishment of a child and child neglect, both gross misdemeanors. The Lakeville city attorney had previously charged Wilson with misdemeanor domestic assault.

A criminal complaint says Wilson yelled at the boy and pushed him into a wall in the hallway of Lakeville South High School Dec. 10 following an eighth-grade game. The complaint says other parents intervened when the father hit his son several times in the head and upper body and the boy fought back.

A coach told investigating officers Wilson had previously been thrown out of a sporting event for yelling and swearing profusely.

Wilson earlier deferred comment to his attorney, who did not immediately return a call Monday.