Justin Burch

Name:
Burch, Justin Carlos

Date of Booking:
8/23/2021

Reason(s) For Booking:
CRIMINAL TRESPASS – FAMILY VIOLENCE

WILLFUL OBSTRUCTION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS – MISDEMEANOR

Officer’s Narrative:
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On 08/23/2021 around 0100 hours I responded to [REDACTED BY AGENCY] in reference to a domestic incident. Upon arriving I observed a black female sitting in a vehicle in the driveway. I then observed a black male come out of the residence and say something along the lines that police were not allowed on his property and went back inside the residence and shut the door.

I identified the female as [VICTIM #1]. [VICTIM #1] advised that her husband, Justin Burch, got mad at her for leaving the house earlier and told her that he was going to burn her clothes. There was a fire in the front yard at this time, when approaching the fire it was discovered there was some personal belongings in the fire: A picture frame that said Mr. and Mrs. and appeared to have a picture of both [VICTIM #1] and Burch and there was also what appeared to be several pieces of women’s clothing.

I then attempted to knock on the door of the residence and get Mr. Burch to come to the door and explain the incident. Burch refused to answer the door, I then asked [VICTIM #1] if she had keys to the residence and she advised yes she does. I asked [VICTIM #1] if there was any weapons inside the house and she advised there was a firearm in the residence. I then asked [VICTIM #1] to let us inside the house to show where her belongings were.

Upon letting us in the residence Burch was found in a common area inside the kitchen. Burch was obviously intoxicated and was very confrontational with police and advised we could not be inside his residence without a search warrant. I asked Burch what this incident was about tonight and all he could tell me was he was burning trash in his yard, on his property, which was legal.

When I asked Burch to be specific on what he was burning all he said was “trash”. I then asked [VICTIM #1] to show me where her belongings were, she took me to the bedroom and she discovered a clothes hamper that had some of her dirty clothing was now empty. Officers were able to get Burch to come out of the residence. I asked Burch about the picture frame and the clothing in the fire and he denied the items being those.

Burch then attempted to enter the residence again, at this time I asked Burch not to go back inside of the residence for officer safety reasons regarding the firearm. Burch did not want to comply with this request. I then grabbed Burch by the arm and asked him to not enter the residence, he then pulled away from me and pushed his way into the house.

At this time I advised Burch he was now under arrest. Burch resisted arrest and would not place his hands behind his back after being given several loud verbal commands to do so. I then drew my department issued Taser 7 and placed it in the middle of his back and advised him he would get tased if he kept resisting.

Burch then provided his hands and was placed in handcuffs and double locked behind his back. I placed Burch in the back seat of my patrol car and advised him he was being charged with Criminal Trespass (FVA) and Obstruction. Burch was not placed in a seat belt due to him being non compliant with officers.

I then took [VICTIM #1] to the items in the fire and she identified the picture frame and clothing items that belonged to her. I asked [VICTIM #1] what the monetary amount of the items would be and she gave me an estimate of $10. [VICTIM #1] was provided with a Victim’s Bill of Rights and a case number.

I then transported Burch to the Glynn County Detention Center and released him to jail staff without incident. I uploaded all camera footage to Evidence.com. Nothing further.