Father accused of breaking boy’s elbow at son’s church broom hockey game

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WOODS CROSS (News4Utah)- A church broom hockey game took a turn after officials say an upset father knocked a young player down, causing his elbow to break.

Charging documents state Ryan Reed Stettler, 37, was watching his son play broom hockey at a church in Woods Cross back in March, when the incident happened.

The 13-year-old victim told police during the game he knocked Stettler’s son to the ground. At that point, the documents state Stettler “lowered his shoulder and ran toward the boy knocking him down” saying something close to “you can dish it out, but you can’t take it”.

The teen victim was diagnosed with a broken elbow.

Stettler was charged with one count of child abuse, a third-degree felony.

If you suspect child abuse or neglect is occurring, call the Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline 855.323.3237.

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