GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP/WLNS) – A former manager of a mobile home park in western Michigan who was accused of putting a 14-year-old boy in a chokehold and using an anti-black slur against him has been convicted of ethnic intimidation.
Our media partners at MLive say 46-year-old Terry Ray Brooks Jr. faces sentencing April 15 after being found guilty of the charge. A Kent County Circuit Court jury found him not guilty of assault and battery involving the same incident.
Brooks was charged in connection with the June 8 confrontation at Green Meadow Village Mobile Park in Cutlerville.
The teen said Brooks confronted him and a friend after they climbed a fence.
Brooks, who was fired, said the confrontation started when the boy slapped his cellphone out of his hand when he threatened to call police.