Stoney LaRue Arrested For Domestic Violence (Updated)

Photo Credit: AJ Guel Photography, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic Licence, No Changes
Photo Credit: AJ Guel Photography, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic Licence, No Changes

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.

7 thoughts on “Stoney LaRue Arrested For Domestic Violence (Updated)

  1. Derek Hudgin July 21, 2015 / 12:16 pm

    😦 Well, that hat I bought a couple months ago has been tainted now.

    But in all seriousness, this is awful news to hear. Domestic Violence is way too common a crime.


    • Josh Schott July 21, 2015 / 12:21 pm

      This is truly a sad story. Being domestic violence is even worse. As you said this is too common of a crime and based on the police report it sounds like LaRue blew up over nothing.


  2. Megan Conley July 21, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    yeah heard about this last night (I’m from Oklahoma.) Terrible news to hear, and it sounds like he got mad over basically nothing.


  3. Nadia Lockheart July 21, 2015 / 1:31 pm

    The part that made my eyebrows raise in particular was his girlfriend’s statement.

    She does rule out being struck in her Tweet, but she nonetheless leaves it open otherwise to speculation. Which means any number of things can’t be ruled out: like being verbally assaulted or threatened, or perhaps chasing her and she obtained those scrapes on her left leg, knee and back as she fell fleeing from his sight………….among other possibilities! =/

    Domestic violence is something we must NEVER take lightly. However, it’s also imperative we honor the motto innocent until proven guilty, so I’ll await further details as well.

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  4. Derek Hudgin July 21, 2015 / 7:27 pm

    Glad that he’s taking steps to figure this out. Not that this is an excusable action, but he seems to be handling it the appropriate way.

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