Eden man arrested, charged with assault with deadly weapon after manhunt, deputies say

Frank Otis Burroughs

Frank Otis Burroughs

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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — An Eden man was arrested and is facing charges following a brief manhunt Monday.

Frank Otis Burroughs, 33, of Eden, is in jail under a $16,000 bond.

He is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, injury to personal property, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce, four counts of failure to appear in court and resist, delay or obstruct a law enforcement officer.

Deputies were called to 133 Wimbish Rd. around 3:30 p.m. Monday after they were told that Burroughs had come to the home and cut several tires on a vehicle.

The address was where Burrough’s mother and step-father lived.

They told deputies that Burroughs ran into the surrounding wooded area after being confronted by his step-father.

His mother told deputies that Burroughs texted her, saying law enforcement officers “would never take him alive.”

She believed he was armed with a gun and a knife, the release says.

A Rockingham County Sheriff’s K-9 unit arrived and began to track Burroughs into the wooded area.

He was spotted shortly after by deputies and highway patrol troopers.

Burroughs was arrested after a brief foot chase.

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