St. Michaels, Md- On Saturday, July 27, 2019, around 9:37 p.m., the St. Michaels Police were called to the Black Thorn Pub on Southern Talbot Street in St. Michaels, MD.
Once the police arrived, an officer observed Eric Burnett, 44, 6100 block of Biggs Farm Place, La Plata, MD with another pub patron in a chokehold.
The officer ordered Burnett to release the patron and Burnett refused. The officer then tried to physically separate the two and after a brief struggle, they were separated. Burnett was p[laced under arrest and charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct.
Burnett was released after an initial appearance before the District Court Commissioner.