remember the guy who punched the 6th grade hoops commissioner? Some justice was served here…


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  1. November 4, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    A Minneapolis man will serve six years in prison for punching the commissioner of a Burnsville youth sports association in the face after a sixth-grade basketball game.

    Robin Johnson, 49, also was ordered in Dakota County District Court to pay more than $14,200 in restitution and have no contact with the victims, who were not identified in court Wednesday. Johnson pleaded guilty in June to felony first-degree assault.

    He initially faced additional charges of felony third-degree assault, as well as interference with a 911 call, which is a gross misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.

    Those charges were dismissed during his plea agreement.

    In a separate case, Judge Michael Mayer also sentenced Johnson to a year of jail for violating a protection order, a gross misdemeanor, said Monica Jensen, a spokeswoman for the Dakota County attorney’s office. Johnson will serve the sentences concurrently.

    The felony assault took place Feb. 13 at the Burnsville High School gymnasium.

    Witnesses told police a man was taunting a player during free throws in an attempt to make him miss, according to a criminal complaint. Jeff Shand, a parent-organizer, approached the man and told him to stop. The man, later identified as Johnson, said he could yell if he wanted and continued yelling as the player made a throw that won the game.

    An argument started, and Shand pulled out his cell phone to call police, but witnesses reported that Johnson slapped it out of his hand, according to the complaint.

    Johnson punched Shand in the jaw and kept swinging, the complaint said. The punch cracked three of Shand’s molars, one of which had to be extracted.

    Previously, Johnson was convicted in June for violating an order for protection, in 2007 for giving police false information and violating an order for protection, and in 1997 for fifth-degree assault and fifth-degree domestic assault.

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