- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) - Crosses honoring deceased Henderson County veterans have been damaged by a man who drove through the display.

Henderson police tell WFIE-TV (https://bit.ly/24hAy7u) that 27-year-old Anthony Burrus vandalized 160 crosses over the weekend at Henderson’s Central Park. Burrus hasn’t given a clear admission of guilt, but says he planned to turn himself in after video evidence placed him at the scene. He says all he remembers from the night of the incident is getting into a fight.

Burrus says he’s sorry and that the incident was a mistake. A cross honoring Burrus’s father was among the 5,000 in the display.

To help compensate for the damage, Burrus helped set up chairs at the Memorial Day service on Monday and has offered to clean up all crosses from the park.

Burrus will be arraigned at a later date.


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