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Burlington man charged with trying to shoot, stab man

Posted October 15, 2010

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— A 45-year-old Burlington man has been charged with trying to shoot and stab another man Thursday night.

Police said that Tony Lynn Morrow and Marcus Burnette Jr., of Greensboro, got into an altercation at Murrow's house at 1404 Jackson St. in Burlington shortly after 9 p.m.

Although Murrow pulled out a knife and fired a handgun at Burnette, he was uninjured, police said. Some of Burnette's personal property was damaged.

Morrow was arrested at the scene and charged with two counts each of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and injury to personal property and one count each of discharging a firearm in city limits and possession of cocaine.

Police said they were continuing to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information about the case should call Burlington police at 336-229-3500 or Alamance County Crime Stoppers at 336-229-7100. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that lead to arrests in felony cases.

Murrow was placed in the Alamance County jail under an $80,000 secured bond.

He has previous convictions for driving while impaired, according to state Department of Correction records.

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  • prcllh Oct 15, 2010

    This man was home; why wasn't the other guy charged?

  • ncguy Oct 15, 2010

    love that pic!

  • workingforthosethatwont Oct 15, 2010

    my guess is that it was probably a .22 cal.
    which is probably higher than his IQ.

  • Glock23 Oct 15, 2010

    "Some of Burnette's personal property was injured." ??? Do you mean damaged? How does personal property get injurred?

  • awheywego Oct 15, 2010

    Forty five - his age matches his caliber.