James City County Police are looking for a man who allegedly strangled a co-worker while landscaping in Kingspoint.
Police have warrants for felony aggravated assault by strangulation and felony assault against 49-year-old Rodney Johnson, according to police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams.
Johnson has also been known as Rodney Dushack, Williams said. He is about 6 feet 8 inches tall and his last known address is on Mooretown Road in James City County.
Police believe Johnson was working for a landscaping company Sept. 9 in the 200 block of Southpoint Drive when a 31-year-old co-worker made a joking comment toward him, Williams said.
Johnson did not take the remark as a joke, causing the two to get into a verbal altercation.
Johnson put his hands around the victim’s neck and started choking him. The victim grabbed Johnson and pushed him.
Johnson swung a stick at the man, got behind him and started choking him. The 31-year-old told police he became disoriented as he was being choked.
During the struggle, the victim also was cut by an unknown object on his chest, Williams said. The cut required stitches.
Those with information about the incident or Johnson’s whereabouts should contact the James City County Police Department at 757-253-1800 or 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.