Country musician Stoney LaRue arrested in Oklahoma

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Posted: Jul 21, 2015 4:00 PM

By Heide Brandes

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Country music artist Stoney LaRue has been arrested in Oklahoma City for allegedly pushing his girlfriend down an apartment stairs, police said on Tuesday.

LaRue, 38, whose given name is Stoney LaRue Phillips, was arrested on Monday after Oklahoma City police responded to a report of an argument between Phillips and his girlfriend, police said.

The woman told police LaRue had been out drinking with a friend until 4 a.m. on Monday and an argument ensued later after the sound of her hair dryer woke him up.

According to arrest records, LaRue threw her curling iron, makeup bag and other items down the stairs. When she bent over to pick up the items, LaRue pushed her, causing her to fall head first down the stairs, the report said.

LaRue was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail and released on bond, police said.

A representative for LaRue could not be reached immediately for comment.

(Reporting by Heide Brandes; Editing by Eric Beech)