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Teen suffers skull fractures during drug deal at JCC intersection, police say

A teenage boy sustained multiple skull and facial fractures after he tried to buy marijuana and was attacked near the entrance of London Company Way, police said. (Courtesy Google Maps)

A teenage boy sustained multiple skull and facial fractures after he tried to buy marijuana and was attacked, police said.

Police responded to Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center around 1:20 a.m. July 26 after a patient reported he had been assaulted, James City County Police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams said.

The 17-year-old boy told police he had met with a 16-year-old girl – who he knew – to purchase marijuana. They met near the entrance of London Company Way just after midnight, Williams said.

When he met with the girl, an unknown male came up behind him, pointed a gun at him, then struck him in the head multiple times with the gun, police said.

Williams said the unknown male took the 17-year-old’s backpack, which contained a cellphone charger and $70.

The unknown male and 16-year-old girl then left the scene together.

The teenager was transported to the hospital by a family member, and later transferred to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond.

The incident is still under investigation.

Anyone with any information on this incident can call 757-253-1800 or text/email tips@jamescitycountyva.gov.

Those with information can also contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers to the Crime Line may remain anonymous and do not have to testify in court.

A teenage boy sustained multiple skull and facial fractures after he tried to buy marijuana and was attacked, police said. (Courtesy Google Maps)
The teen told police he met the dealer near the entrance of London Company Way just after midnight. (Courtesy Google Maps)
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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