Springfield man accused of putting out cigarette on woman’s head

Donald Burry Jr.

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Donald Burry Jr.

A Springfield man has been accused of hitting a woman and putting a lit cigarette out on her head.

A warrant has been issued for Donald Burry Jr., 40, on charges of felonious assault, domestic violence and abduction. The charges stem from an alleged incident about 3 a.m. July 4.

Springfield Police Officer Trenton Holbrook wrote in an affidavit that he was dispatched to a home in the 1700 block of Morgan Street.

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The victim told police that Burry Jr. allegedly became upset that she didn’t have his bank card or car titles.

“He began twisting her left arm and attempted to break her fingers,” Holbrook says in the report. “He then let go and told her to take off her rings, (the victim) stated she took them of so he wouldn’t try to break her fingers.”

Burry allegedly hit her in the face, police said, then allegedly put a lit cigarette out on top of her head.

The affidavit alleges Burry threatened to put the cigarette in her eye and on her face. He also allegedly threatened to kill her and pulled her hair when she tried to escape, according to the affidavit.

Holbrook said he was told the alleged altercation stopped when a family member intervened. He said when he checked on the woman she had redness and swelling around her nose and she had black ash on top of her head.


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