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      FBI agent from Fulton to appear in court on misdemeanor charge

      A Fulton man who is an FBI agent will appear in court next week on a misdemeanor assault charge alleging that he put a teenager in a choke hold and caused the boy to temporarily lose consciousness.

      Thirty-seven-year-old Scott A. Armstrong was charged with misdemeanor third-degree assault after the March 1 incident. He pleaded not guilty on June 24.

      A hearing in the case is scheduled for Tuesday in Callaway County Court.

      A probable cause statement says Armstrong admitted to placing his arm around the teen's neck and that the boy lost consciousness. The statement did not explain why Armstrong used the chokehold on the teenager.

      Armstrong is a member of the Boone County Sheriff's Department Cyber Crimes Task Force.