September 24, 2011

Battery with guitar leads to arrest

Key Largo – A dispute between two men over a woman led to an arrest after one hit the other over the head with a guitar.

Deputy Dave Campbell apprehended 42 year old Eric Tappert still carrying the damaged guitar in front of the Ice Cream Shop in Tradewind’s Plaza in Key Largo. He admitted to hitting 23 year old Michael Gray over the head with it; the dispute was over Tappert’s girlfriend.

The victim told Deputy Campbell the attack happened as he was walking on Sampson Road. He said Tappert was following him and hit him from behind with the guitar.

Gray was treated for a head laceration; Tappert went to jail, charged with aggravated battery.

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