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Man attacks mother-in-law during spat over belching in car

By Laura Lane331-4362 | llane@heraldt.com
March 9, 2011, last update: 3/9 @ 4:27 pm

Police charged a Solsberry man with battery, intimidation and strangulation Tuesday after his mother-in-law reported he attacked her during an argument about him belching in the back seat as she drove her car on Bloomington’s Rogers Road.

Joseph Cunningham, 33, also was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear in court in February for a hearing in a check deception case against him. He turned himself in at the Monroe County Jail late Tuesday afternoon.

According to a Bloomington Police Department report, Cunningham’s 55-year-old mother-in-law told an officer she was driving on Rogers Road near Sare Road about 10:45 a.m. when her daughter’s husband “spat out a sour belch” that had a foul odor. She complained about the smell, and said Cunningham took exception to her comments and said h

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Added: Mar-10-2011 Occurred On: Mar-9-2011
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