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February 14, 2013

Dispute among neighbors results in arrest

NEW ALBANY — Police arrested a man for possession of 47 grams of marijuana and resisting arrest at a New Albany duplex after responding to a dispute between neighbors.

Marvin Price, 36, of 1414 Silver St., was charged in a Floyd County court after his arrest.

New Albany Police Department officers responded to the duplex after receiving a call from Price’s neighbor that he had been making threats toward her throughout the day. The woman told police Price had threatened her because she had called police earlier in the day about loud music coming from his adjoining home, which is separated by two doors and a small walkway.

“She said Price had been banging on this inside door which separated the homes and threatened her while she was trying to sleep,” according to the police report.

Police reported that after an officer knocked on Price’s door, he quickly stepped out and shut the door behind him. He told police that he was intoxicated and had been hosting a party and playing music loudly. Price also said that his neighbor was harassing him because she was jealous that he was dating another woman, and she wanted to get him into trouble.

“He stated he had not threatened [his neighbor] and would not knock on her door,” according to statements Price gave police.

Several officers then waited outside the duplex “to ensure peace due to the numerous calls to the address already,” according to the report.

Police reported after about three minutes, officers heard a loud banging from inside the duplex and a man yelling. The female neighbor then ran from her home and told police Price was banging on her door.

The officer reported overhearing Price say, “[Expletive], I will kill you if you keep calling the police.”

Police then opened a door between the homes and saw Price standing in the walkway. 

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