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Old 05-29-2016, 08:14 AM
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Default Whites mop up after miserable negro intentionally damages Memorial Day cross display


Arrest made in Memorial Day cross display vandalism
4:47 p.m 5/28/16

A Henderson man has been arrested after he allegedly damaged more than 150 crosses in the downtown Memorial Day cross display with his vehicle early Saturday, according to officials.

According to Henderson Police Public Information Officer Jennifer Richmond, Anthony Burrus, 27, was arrested in connection with the incident that took place in Central Park at around 6 a.m. Roughly 160 crosses were knocked down and about 20 were destroyed.

The vehicle Burrus was driving, a 1979 Ford Thunderbird, was found with pieces of a cross and ground stake embedded in the tires after he left it at the McDonald's restaurant on South Green Street. Richmond said Burrus denied causing the damage in the park, but confirmed he was driving the vehicle earlier this morning and left it after it stopped working.

Richmond said a large number of tips, Facebook posts, and vehicle searches helped officers make the connection and arrest Burrus.

Richmond said earlier on Saturday that the damage appeared to be deliberate because the driver had to jump the curb to get to the display. She said the incident took place shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday.

Damaged crosses lie in the bed of a truck waiting to be restored to the display. More than 150 of the crosses were knocked down in an act of vandalism early Saturday.

Volunteers work to restore crosses knocked down when someone drove a car through the Memorial Day cross display in Henderson's Central Park shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday. Each of the more than 5,000 crosses in the display bears the name of a Henderson resident who served in the military. About 160 were knocked down, with 20 being destroyed when the car ran through the display.

Visitors to the Memorial Day cross display in Central Park in downtown Henderson lay flowers at the site. Several of the visitors Saturday morning helped repair damage done earlier in the day when a car drove through the display by re-erecting crosses and restoring flowers to them.
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