Matthew Charles Supran: A Delray Beach chiropractor is accused of attack on a 14-year-old boy after the boy elbowed his son in the face. – Sun Sentinel
A 44-year-old man who stands 6 foot 3 and weighs 230 pounds is accused of attacking a 14-year-old boy during a kid’s hockey game in Lake Worth, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
Matthew Charles Supran, a Delray Beach chiropractor, is accused of attacking the boy after his son was elbowed in the face. He was charged with child abuse, according to the report.
The problems started when the teen elbowed Supran’s teenage son in the face during the game at about 3 p.m. Sunday, according to the report, which included statements from the victim, his mother and stepfather and the referee of the game.
The referee told deputies that the play was not “malicious,” and he gave the victim a five-minute penalty. The younger Supran fell to the ice after being hit, the report states.
That’s when the victim and witnesses say Matthew Supran ran on the ice and punched the victim in the face, then grabbed the teen by the helmet and slammed his head into the boards around the rink. Supran then fell on top of the teen, according to the report.
The referee and a coach had to “pull the defendant off of the player,” a deputy wrote in the report.
The parents of the victim told deputies they knew Supran from the hockey league their sons play in, and that Supran “would know their son is a juvenile,” according to the report.
State records show that Supran, who lives in Boca Raton has no prior arrests.
Supran was arrested at his Delray office at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday and booked into the Palm Beach County Jail. He was released on a $3,000 bail.
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