The 42-year-old father of a high school wrestler in Nebraska will spend a few days in jail next week for picking a fight with his son’s opponent after a match last year, KSNB-TV reported Friday.
According to court records obtained by the news station, Stacey Micheel approached the 17-year-old Amherst High School student after he heard the student “talking crap” in a hallway following his son’s defeat at a meet at Cambridge High School. Livid over what he saw as disparaging remarks, Micheel, who had a 90-pound weight advantage over his unwitting opponent, according to court records, grabbed the wrestler’s neck and slammed him to the ground.
The teen suffered minor injuries in the incident, including a cut on his hand and sore neck, according to a police affidavit obtained by the Lincoln Journal Star last year.
Directly after the incident, Micheel ended up serving one day in jail, which will be retroactively applied to the sentence a Furnas County judge doled out Friday. As a result, Micheel, who was also sentenced to 12 months’ probation, will serve just three days in jail, beginning Monday.
That’s a lot less than the three years he faced after initially being charged with intentional child abuse not resulting in serious injury. Micheel agreed to a plea deal in December that resulted in a misdemeanor assault conviction.