Bonfire leads to arrest

Published 8:27 pm Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Stephen Burrows Jr.

Stephen Burrows Jr.


From the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office


On Aug. 3, 2013, at approximately 11:45 a.m., deputies with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of someone with a weapon burning the personal property of another on Woolard Lane in Washington. When Deputies arrived, they detained a suspect sitting beside a fire in a yard. A knife was recovered on the ground near the subject.

Deputies extinguished the fire and determined that clothing and pictures were being burned. After conducting an investigation, Sgt. Michael Smiley charged Stephen Lee Burrow Jr., 38, of Woolard Lane in Washington with burning personal property and communicating threats. Burrow was transported to the Magistrate’s Office and held without the benefit of bond because the threat charge was a crime of domestic violence.