Ontario man gets jail time for assault at N.Y. Kid Rock concert
Kid Rock at the George Jones tribute concert in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 (AP / Mike Strasinger)
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:05AM EDT
BATAVIA, N.Y. -- An Ontario man has been sentenced to a year in jail for causing catastrophic injuries to a man he punched during a Kid Rock concert in western New York last year.
Local media report that 35-year-old Craig Lawson was sentenced Monday to a year in Genesee County Jail.
Lawson pleaded guilty to assault in June for punching Jason McNeil of Tuscaloosa, Ala., in the face during a concert in July 2013 at Darien Lake Theme Park.
Lawson admitted he punched McNeil after he mistook him for another man who groped his wife after the concert.
McNeil suffered a traumatic brain injury and was in a coma for a time. Prosecutors say he requires constant supervision.
Kid Rock donated $5,000 to defray McNeil's medical bills.