Man sentenced for iPod assault

Phillip May

By:  Newsroom

A 22-year-old Lincoln man was given jail time for choking a woman over the volume of her iPod.

Phillip May has been sentenced to 180 days in jail.  May had pleaded guilty to assault. May was sentenced on Wednesday.

Police and medical personnel were sent to an apartment early on Dec. 15 because a 19-year-old woman had a breathing problem. Court records say May told officers he had pressed down on the woman's throat. May said he was upset because the woman wouldn't lower the music volume despite his three requests. She was his roommate's girlfriend.