Trollwood star arrested after fight


Fargo police arrested the 18-year-old star of Trollwood's 2008 musical over the weekend after he allegedly hit his older sister after a fight over cleaning.

Marc Koeck, a tenor who starred as Joseph in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault, but is expected to be charged in Cass County District Court with misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

There is no pattern of abusive behavior, Assistant State's Attorney Mark Boening said.

"Because it doesn't appear to me that this is a classic domestic violence relationship, I'm not charging simple assault domestic violence," Boening said.

The incident began at 5:42 p.m. Friday when police responded to the 1700 block of Ninth Street South after receiving a report of an 18-year-old boy hitting his 25-year-old sister, according to police dispatch logs.

The two were fighting over doing housework when Koeck allegedly slapped the woman in the upper arm and shoulder, Sgt. Mark Lykken said.

The incident was over when police were called. Lykken said her injuries were not life-threatening.

Koeck posted $500 bail and was released from jail about five hours after the incident.

Koeck's attorney, Bruce Quick, declined to comment Monday, saying he had not yet seen court documents related to the case.

Trollwood's Executive Director Vicki Chepulis said she could not say whether the arrest will affect Koeck's potential to participate in the school this summer.

In 2008, Koeck was one of 140 seniors chosen to participate in an exclusive gathering for young artists during youngARTS Week in Miami put on by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.

Koeck, a senior at Oak Grove Lutheran School, has been a featured performer at Trollwood Performing Arts School for the past four years.