Henderson County Man Pleads Guilty to Destroying Memorial Day Cross Display

Oct 26, 2016

A Memorial Day display of crosses after a vehicle drove through them in Henderson, Ky.'s Central Park on May 28, 2016.
Credit Henderson County Police Department

  A Henderson County man has pleaded guilty to driving through a Memorial Day cross display. Anthony Burrus was arrested on May 28th after police said he knocked down about 150 crosses and destroyed another 20 when he drove through a Memorial Day display in the city's Central Park. The crosses had names of veterans listed on them.


Police caught Burrus on security camera footage, that shows Burrus driving a 1979 Ford Thunderbird through the cross display. Police later tracked down the car with Burrus inside.

The Gleaner reports that Burrus pleaded guilty on Monday to charges of first-degree criminal mischief and leaving the scene of an accident. His sentencing is scheduled on November 21st.