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Dangerous fight over designer belt lands teen in jail

(WMC-TV) - A fight between two childhood friends over a designer belt sends a teenager to the hospital and another teen to jail.

Cortavious Burks, 15, is safely out of emergency surgery after a fight with his supposed friend.

According to police, William Rutherford, 18, is being charged with aggravated assault after Burks ended up needing emergency surgery.

Burks said the fight was all over Rutherford's Gucci belt. Apparently, Burks had traded two polo shirts for the belt. Rutherford was supposed to return the belt.

Burks confirmed Rutherford chose not to trade the belt for the shirts.

Police reports stated Rutherford later smacked Burks in the head on school grounds and knocked him onto the concrete sidewalk where he hit his head.

Burks' mother, Rose Burks, is shocked by the traumatic incident.

"They told me he could have died through surgery," said Rose.

Burks is expected to make a full recovery.

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