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Inmates allegedly scuffle over ramen noodle dispute

Michael Alan Burris

FERGUS FALLS -- An Otter Tail County Jail inmate is accused of choking another inmate over a disagreement involving ramen noodles.

Police say Michael Alan Burris, 65, assaulted a 21-year-old man by grabbing his throat and squeezing it.

The victim owed Burris a dollar's worth of ramen noodles.

Burris is cited for misdemeanor assault.

He's charged with felony second degree murder, accused of shooting his nephew two years ago over a $20,000 drug debt.

Burris is held on $1,000,000 bail.