Police: Laurel County man accused of choking teenager

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LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) - A man in Laurel County is behind bars after police say he attacked a 16-year-old boy.

Deputies were called to a home off of Cross County road, just north of London, when neighbors reported a disturbance on Tuesday night.

When they arrived on scene, deputies say they believe Rodney Lawson, 46, choked and kicked the boy before pushing him to the ground. The identity of the boy was not released.

Lawson was charged with 4th-degree assault and is being held in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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