Police: Domestic assault suspect was yelling at officers to shoot him
A Rochester man faces a series of criminal charges following an alleged domestic abuse incident over the weekend.
Police responded to a home in northeast Rochester around 11 p.m. Friday to a report of a domestic assault. Upon arrival, the victim told officers that the suspect, identified as Phillip Burton, 42, was not friendly to law enforcement.
Officers located Burton in the home's attic, described as a narrow crawl space. He initially refused to come down and began shouting at officers to shoot him, notes the police report.
Burton eventually came close enough to officers that they were able to grab and pull him out of the attic. He was arrested and taken to the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center.
Burton faces felony charges for domestic assault by strangulation and obstructing a 911 call. He also faces misdemeanor charges for disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process. Court records show Burton has past convictions for domestic assault.
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