Police: Dad Arrested For Assaulting Son At B-Ball Game

LAKEVILLE, Minn. (WCCO) — An Eagan father was arrested after he allegedly assaulted his son after a basketball game.

The incident happened last Saturday after an eighth grade basketball game that was part of a basketball tournament being held at Lakeville South High School.

Lakeville Police were called to the school after witnesses said an adult, identified as 52-year-old Steven Wilson of Eagan, had assaulted his son in the hallway of the school.

Police said the assaulted stopped before officers arrived. Parents standing nearby had to physically intervene to stop the assault.

Officers interviewed Wilson about the incident and then arrested him for domestic assault. The son sustained injuries that did not require medical attention.

Lakeville Police Chief Tom Vonhof said the assault was an example of “disturbing adult behavior.”

“Parents attending youth sports events have such a great opportunity to be a positive role model for kids and that is clearly not what happened here,” Vonhof said.

Wilson was placed in Dakota County Jail and charges against him are currently pending.


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