Virginia Beach man found guilty of assaulting teen at soccer tournament

Posted at 8:48 AM, Oct 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-04 18:04:18-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The father of a Virginia Beach soccer player faced a judge following an alleged attack on another player.

Jordan Grinnell, 38, was arrested in June during a soccer game at the North American Sand Soccer Championship.

During his trial Thursday, Grinnell apologized, wrote a letter to the judge and pleaded no contest to the simple assault misdemeanor charge. The judge found him guilty and sentenced him to 60 days in jail, which Grinnell will serve on weekends.

The parents of 14-year-old Timothy Vickerie say their son was attacked by Grinnell after the two players went for the ball during a play.

A spokesperson with the U.S. Navy Recruiting Command said Grinnell is active duty Navy. He is a Chief Petty Officer assigned to Navy Recruiting District Richmond, the spokesperson said.


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