Burlington man arrested, faces multiple charges
An arrest for driving under suspension and operating while intoxicated didn’t go as smoothly as the Henry County Sheriff’s office had expected, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department.
On Sunday, March 9, at 3:45 a.m., Jeffery Carpenter, 24, Burlington, was arrested for driving under suspension and operating while intoxicated when the Henry County Sheriff’s Office stopped him for speeding at the 2200 block of Highway 34.
According to the press release, during the arrest Carpenter became combative and resisted the deputies. After arriving at the sheriff’s office, Carpenter allegedly became combative and resisted deputies and jail staff. During the incident, Carpenter assaulted a deputy and a jailer, stated the press release. He also allegedly attempted to take a taser from the deputy during the incident.
Resulting from the investigation, Carpenter has been charged with operating while intoxicated (first offense), driving under suspension, interference with official acts, assault on a peace officer, assault on a jail officer and attempting to disarm a peace officer.
He is currently being held in the Henry County Jail.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department.