Man charged with felonious assault

Published 9:20 pm Monday, June 3, 2013

A Suffolk man was arrested Friday after an argument between neighbors about grass clippings allegedly turned violent.



John Carey Burton, 49, was arrested on a charge of felonious assault after officers were dispatched to the 200 block of East Constance Road in reference to a man being punched in the head by a neighbor.

The alleged incident started with a verbal altercation over grass clippings in a driveway and became physical when the suspect allegedly struck the victim, causing lacerations to his forehead that required stitches, city spokeswoman Diana Klink said.


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