Man sentenced to 3 days in jail for bullying teenager

4 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, June 24 2015 Jun 24, 2015 Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:55:03 PM CDT June 24, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press and James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

MARYVILLE (AP) - A northwest Missouri man was sentenced Wednesday to three days in jail for bullying a 13-year-old boy on a playground.

31-year-old Justin Metcalf, of Barnard, was sentenced after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault. Metcalf was originally charged with felony assault.

Prosecutors said Metcalf confronted the teenager in March at the South Nodaway School playground. He chased the boy and pushed him several times.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports the 6-foot, 200-pound man said he confronted the teenager after the boy said something to Metcalf's daughter.

Nodaway County Prosecutor Bob Rice said the confrontation put the teenager at risk of physical injury. The boy was not hurt.

Metcalf did not have to report to jail until July 17.

[Editor's note: This story has been changed from its original format to correct grammar.]

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