Assault Suspect Hangs Himself While In Jail


Officials with the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office reported today that Berry Carlton Burris, 44, was found just before 6 p.m. Monday after he hanged himself in his cell. Burris was accused of trying to smother a Sanford resident during a robbery two weeks ago (See original post below)

11/08/2010 Berry Carlton Burris Jr. (44) W/M 112 Annabrook Ct. Reidsville NC was arrested by Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office for the assault and robbery of Gilbert Lee Stone on 11/5/2010. Stone was arrested at his parent’s home at 112 Annabrook Ct. in Reidsville at approximately 6:25 PM. Burris was charged w/ attempted murder, robbery w/ a dangerous weapon, larceny from the person, assault w/ a deadly weapon w/ intent to kill inflicting serious injury and aggravated assault on a handicapped person; he was held in Rockingham County Jail under $1.5 Million secured bond.

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