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.