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Noise dispute leads to charge against Va. officer

Thursday - 9/20/2012, 10:36am  ET

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - A Colonial Beach officer faces charges in Fredericksburg of assaulting a man during an argument over loud music.

Fredericksburg police tell media outlets that 31-year-old Kevin Murrell of Orange is accused of putting 22-year-old Travis Cox in a choke hold during the altercation. Cox suffered a back injury.

The incident occurred last week at an apartment complex where Murrell's girlfriend lives. Police say Murrell went to the apartment to drop off a child but the girlfriend wasn't home. He put the child to bed and waited at the apartment.

Police say Murrell went to Cox's apartment upstairs and asked him to turn down music that was playing. The men argued and began fighting.

Murrell is charged with felonious assault. He obtained a warrant charging Cox with misdemeanor assault and battery.

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