Officials: Dispute over country music triggers inmate fight

Credit: Racine County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Racine County Sheriff's Office

One inmate's loathing of country music could cost him more time behind bars, jail officials said.

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Dustin Hampton, 33, is accused of starting a fight with another inmate at the Racine County Jail on Monday because the man refused to stop singing country songs, WISN reported.

Hampton allegedly approached the country crooner during breakfast and shoved him with both hands, causing him to fall and hit his head on a chair, reported. The victim suffered a 2-inch laceration to the head, officials said.

Hampton has a lengthy criminal record in Wisconsin, reported. He was charged Thursday with battery by a prisoner as a repeat offender, which is a felony charge.

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