OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A well-known country music artist was arrested Monday (July 20) after allegedly pushing his girlfriend down the stairs.
On Monday, officers were called to an apartment in the 1100 block of N. Robinson Ave. on a domestic violence call.
When police arrived, they took 38-year-old Stoney LaRue Phillips into custody.
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.
Phillips was arrested on suspicion domestic violence.
Phillips released the following statement on his 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."