Thirty-one-year-old Jason B. Burrows, a native of Bar Harbor, Maine, was arrested by Wrightsville Beach police for assault on a government official, resisting an arrest, intoxicated and disruptive behavior and damage to personal property.
At 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, police chief Dan House said, Burrows allegedly was intoxicated, and his friends asked him to get inside a taxi cab, but he refused. Eventually, Burrows entered the cab, but then asked the driver to drop him off at a patch of shrubs outside of Wynn Plaza. When law enforcement officers approached Burrows, he shouted obscenities at them. Burrows used his right elbow to strike Corporal S. Appler’s right eye, and he damaged Appler’s thumb during the arrest.