Man accused of flicking cigarette which struck woman in neck

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A 48-year-old man has been charged with flicking a cigarette at a woman on West Court Street, according to law enforcement officials. Police said Brian K. Edwards was in a domestic dispute with a woman at their West Court Street home at 10:10 p.m. Monday. Police said Edwards threw a used cigarette at the woman and hit her in the neck, leaving a mark.

Police said Edwards was also in violation of an order of protection filed against him on the woman’s behalf.

Edwards is charged with one count each of second-degree harassment and second-degree contempt, police stated. He is scheduled to appear in City Court, the local law enforcement officials added.

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