Platte City man again arrested for assault

A Platte City man faces assault charges for the second time this month, this time for allegedly shoving a man at Casey’s General Store. 

According to court documents, police responded to a call at around 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 in regards to a physical disturbance that resulted in a broken arm. The victim told officers that 28-year-old Donald Burrow was screaming at juvenile girls who parked in a truck next to his. 
The victim said he went to calm Burrow down when the suspect pushed the victim and “slammed’ him to the ground, breaking his arm. 

Donald Burrow

Donald Burrow

Nearby witnesses reported that Burrow pushed the victim to the ground while he was trying to talk to him. According to court documents, the victim suffered three breaks to the radius bone and one break to the ulna bone of his right arm.

The victim required surgery for his injuries.

At the time of the incident, Burrow was out on bond for allegedly assaulting another man and a Platte City Police Department officer in two separate incidents on Sunday, Nov. 1. The alleged victim of that incident told police Burrow had assaulted him at his residence at a local motel and that Burrow had threatened to kill him and a female that was present. 

When officers arrived at Burrow’s residence to place him under arrest, he began to curse at officers and claimed he had done nothing wrong. Burrow then allegedly spit saliva that contained chewing tobacco at the officer, striking him in the left eye. 

Police were able to gain control of the suspect and put him in a patrol car where he continued to curse and threaten the officers. 

Burrow now faces three total assault charges. The first two were both misdemeanors while the most recent charge will be second-degree felony assault. Burrow remains in custody at the Platte County Detention Center in lieu of $15,000 cash-only bond and cannot have any contact with the victim.