Marcus Vick charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Former Virginia Tech quarterback and Hampton Roads native Marcus Vick was arrested in Newport News Sunday for assault and several other charges.

Online arrest records initially showed that Vick, 32, was charged with assault involving a hate crime.

However, Newport News Police spokesman Lou Thurston says Vick was arrested for assault on a law enforcement officer. He is also facing charges of obstruction of justice, destruction of property and resisting arrest.

Vick’s arrested happened in the 800 block of City Center Boulevard near Canon Boulevard.

Court paperwork obtained by 10 On Your Side shows that an officer was called to Onelife Fitness Sunday afternoon, and spoke with a man who was identified as Vick.

Thurston says Police had received information that Vick was wanted in Montgomery County, Virginia on a contempt of court charge.

The officer advised him that he was going to be placed under arrested. Vick then reportedly attempted to run — and damaged the door of the property in the process.

The officer stated that he tried to stop him by grabbing his upper-body, but that Vick pushed him away and into a counter top. Vick was eventually taken into custody after a brief foot chase.

Vick was given no bond in a hearing on Monday, and is expected back in court on Thursday.

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