The son of Hollywood actor Bill Murray was arrested and charged on Monday after allegedly spitting on and biting police officers and threatening to burn down buildings during a Black Lives Matter protest in Massachusetts.
Caleb Murray, 27, allegedly got into an altercation with police officers who were responding to another incident at the protest in Martha’s Vineyard.
According to a police report obtained by MV Times, Murray became violent after his arrest, biting and spitting on a police officer while in transit and later using a piece of his cell to cut himself and deputies.
Murray also threatened to burn down buildings once he got out of jail.
Caleb Murray’s mugshot was provided by Martha’s Vineyard Police.
DailyMail report: It is believed Murray was initially arrested after allegedly throwing a rock through Woods’ window after police arrived but this charge was later thrown out.
Tisbury Police arrived at the end of the protest and arrested the two men after they were alerted to a commotion in the vicinity of MV Glass off Lagoon Pond Road.
Video of the incident shows Murray wearing a dark colored jacket with his hands cuffed behind his back and flanked by two cops wearing reflective yellow vests.
As he is arrested, the crowd gathered screams at the police about Wood, who is seen sitting in a red pick-up truck.
The protesters encircled Woods in his truck and chant ‘shame on you‘ at the police as they ask why he is being left there and isn’t being arrested.
An officer eventually moves and opens Wood’s door to take him into custody as the crowd cheers.
The police report states that as Sgt Max Sherman moved to speak to Woods in his truck, he heard smashing glass and turned to see Murray drop to his knees and put his hands on his head.
He was then arrested.
The first report does not state what happened but The MV Times reports that photos showed Wood’s car window was smashed. A later report claimed Murray had thrown the rock through the car window.
Murray was initially charged with malicious destruction of property, a threat to commit a crime, three counts of assault and battery on a police officer, making terroristic threats, and disorderly conduct.
The charges of making terrorist threats and malicious destruction of property were dropped before his arraignment on Tuesday.
Edgartown District Court Clerk-Magistrate Liza Williamson threw out the charge of destruction of property as she said there was probable cause that it was not Murray who was responsible for breaking Wood’s window.
‘Truck was surrounded by protesters, glass broke, Murray fell to his knees, but no nexus for [probable cause] for vandalism or [malicious] destruction,’ Williamson wrote.
After his arrest Murray reportedly became uncooperative while being transported to Dukes County lockup despite appearing calm in the earlier video.
The reports say that he bit and spit at his arrest Officer Cutrer while they were in transit.
‘Eventually Officer Cutrer was able to finish the transport to the jail, where [Murray] again became uncooperative, attacking deputies,’ a report states. ‘After being put into a cell, he then used a piece of the cell to not only cut himself but cut the deputies.’
‘At the jail, Murray was overheard by Officer [Edward] St. Pierre saying that once he got out of jail he was going to burn down all the [expletive] buildings,’ it adds.
The MV Times reports that the Dukes County Sheriff’s Office has not filed charges against Murray.
Murray was arraigned in emergency session before District Court Judge Benjamin Barnes on Tuesday and was ordered held without bail until a bed was available in an evaluation facility.
He would be released to go to the facility.
Murray’s case will continued on July 31.
According to the police report: ‘There was a large crowd forming around a red Toyota Tacoma and yelling at the operator. The large crowd was saying that he [Woods] punched someone in the face. Members of the crowd started to sit in front of the red Toyota.’
‘Why’s he still in the truck?’ one protester is heard shouting about Wood as Murray is seen being placed in cuffs in the background.
‘Get him out of the truck,’ another states.
One man asks for people who saw the alleged assault to identify themselves and calls on them to go over to police to explain why Woods should be arrested.
The police report adds that Sgt Max Sherman spoke to Woods about his account of what happened with the 19-year-old he allegedly hit.
‘Woods stated that he lost his temper and ‘swung’ at the other person involved,’ the report states.
‘[The teen] stated Woods was giving the crowd the finger and yelling the ‘N-word.’ This is when [the teen] yelled from his car at Woods to stop being disrespectful. Woods then exited his vehicle, walked back to [the teen] while he was sitting in his vehicle and punched him in the left side of his face.’
Woods was charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct.
Caleb Murray is the oldest son from his father’s second marriage to Jennifer Butler. The couple had four sons before they divorced in 2008.
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