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Hockey Player Shattered Man's Jaw with Stick in Brentwood Game, Police Say

The Chesterfield man was charged with assault after police said he swung his stick and hit the other player in the face, breaking his jaw in multiple places.

An ice hockey player faces a criminal charge for hitting another player in the face with his hockey stick, shattering the man’s jaw Oct. 14 during a recreational game at the Brentwood Recreation Complex.

Kevin Stephens, 27, of the 15600 block of Parasol Drive in Chesterfield, was charged Thursday with second-degree assault.

Brentwood Police said Stephens swung his stick at the other player during a no-contact league hockey game. The incident happened outside of play, according to the police report.

The man’s jaw was broken in multiple places, and he now has 17 permanent screws in his jaw as a result of the assault, police said.

Stephens posted a $50,000 cash bond and was released Friday after being taken into custody Thursday.

E.J. Rotert December 11, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Punk.
John Glen December 11, 2012 at 09:33 PM
You don't know what you are talking about Chad, I played in the game before this game, and saw the whole thing. The ref's are not to blame for any player to swing his stick as a weapon. It also happened in the 1st period, so don't say all game long, as it was 5 minutes into the game. Kevin was coming to the defense of a teammate of his, who had just been hit in the arm, so instead of hitting him back in the arm, he hit him in the jaw. Had he hit him back in the arm, a guy wouldn't have to eat thru a straw for 6 weeks.
chad mahr December 12, 2012 at 04:49 AM
yeah, i had know idea of the details. He must have snapped. Just knowing him, I figured there must have been some descent wrong doing on the part of the victim and the refs
Harriet Carter December 13, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Just call it like it is he BLACK.

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