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Man charged in pool-hall ruckus in Fredericksburg

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By KEITH EPPS

A pool-hall altercation in Fredericksburg Thursday night resulted in one man going to jail and another to the hospital, police said.

City police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said police went to the Recreation Center at 213 William St. about 7 p.m. in response to a reported disturbance. They found a 33-year-old Stafford County man on the sidewalk bleeding profusely from an injury to his ear.

Bledsoe said the investigation revealed that the victim had been causing a disturbance in the pool hall when the bartender asked him to leave. He refused, and at some point a patron who was in the business shooting pool got involved and also told the man to leave.

A heated argument ensued that got physical, and the victim was hit in the head and arm with a pool stick, police said. The blow to the head split the victim’s ear.

The bleeding victim was taken to Mary Washington Hospital to be treated for his injuries. The suspect was still in the pool hall when police showed up and was taken into custody.

Guy Amburgey, 50, of Stafford was charged with malicious wounding and placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond. Meanwhile, the victim is now barred from the pool hall, Bledsoe said.

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