Red Dirt/country artist Stoney LaRue was taken into custody on Monday after allegedly shoving his girlfriend down the stairs. According to Oklahoma City police, this is how the events transpired:
The victim told officers that Phillips and a friend were out drinking and didn’t come home until 4 a.m.
As the victim was getting ready for work a few hours later, she told authorities that her hairdryer woke Phillips up, which sparked an argument.
According to the arrest affidavit, Phillips threw the woman’s makeup bag, curling iron and other items down the stairs.
The victim told authorities that as she bent down to pick up some of her stuff, Phillips allegedly pushed her from behind, which caused her to roll head first down the staircase.
According to Oklahoma News 9, LaRue and his girlfriend having been dating now for three years and have lived together for two of those years. Police also said that LaRue’s girlfriend had scratches and scrapes on her left leg and knee, as well as scratches on her back. LaRue has been arrested on domestic violence charges. He was in Oklahoma City because he had a concert on Saturday.
If there are any updates on this story, I’ll be sure to add them to this post.
Stoney LaRue’s girlfriend tweeted the following this morning:
Stoney LaRue has issued the following statement on his site and Facebook page:
I want to apologize to my family, my friends and my fans for the recent circumstances that have come to light. I am going to take some time to work on myself. I will be entering an intensive and extensive program, and I appreciate your thoughts and good wishes for me during this trying time. Please check my website and Facebook page for updates on my upcoming tour dates, but most importantly, I appreciate your support during this time.