A Hampton female police officer was just on routine patrol in the area of Kecoughtan Road and Regent Street investigating a possible complaint about vandalism to a vehicle when she became the subject of an attack as well.
The incident took place on December 22, at around 4:24 p.m. Now, the Hampton Police Division has arrested a 17-year-old teenager from Hampton for the assault on an officer.
A complainant for the vehicle vandalism pointed to the officer two individuals involved in the incident. As part of her investigation, the officer tried to speak with both subjects about the matter. However, unprovoked, the suspect suddenly charged and started physically assaulting the officer.
The suspect punched the officer, took her to the ground, and started slamming her head against the concrete. The officer managed to recover from the shock attack and regain control of the suspect just as backup officers arrived on the scene. The other officers assisted in taking the suspect into custody.
The lady officer sustained injuries from the attack, but they were not life-threatening. No other injuries were reported from the incident.
The 17-year-old boy has been charged with one count of felonious assault on a law enforcement officer.
It is not as clear yet what the teenager, possibly along with his companion, did exactly to the vehicle prior to the attack on the officer. It is also not clear if he and or his companion had a previous feud with the car owner whose vehicle they have vandalized.
The authorities have not released the identity of the suspect who’s still a minor.
It is not yet clear if the suspect will be allowed to post bail. The schedule for his first court appearance is also not announced yet.