The St. Paul man who attacked his son's assistant hockey coach last December in Inver Grove Heights was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail.
Thomas Angelo Tonda was sentenced to 180 days in jail with a stayed prison sentence of 21 months. Additionally, he must perform 350 hours of community service and 50 days of sentence to service.
"Assaulting and threatening a youth athletics coach in this manner is extremely disturbing behavior," said Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom. "We are pleased to have brought Thomas Tonda to justice for his criminal conduct."
Tonda began screaming at the coach after the coach provided instructions to Tonda's son. According to the complaint, Tonda then placed the victim in a choke hold and verbally threatened to kill the coach as he left the area.
Tonda was charged Dece. 22, 2011, with felony terroristic threats and misdemeanor fifth-degree assault. Tonda pled guilty to the terroristic threats charge on Aug. 17, 2012.