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Police: Man attacks other man at 7-Eleven because he ‘was wearing a vest’

Terrence Levi Culley, of Gloucester. (Courtesy photo/VPRJ)
Terrence Levi Culley, of Gloucester. (Courtesy photo/VPRJ)

James City County Police have made an arrest after a man allegedly attacked another man with a box cutter at a 7-Eleven store.

Terrence Levi Culley, 31, of Gloucester, is charged with maiming and evading and eluding police, according to a James City County news release.

The victim suffered a black eye, bruising and cuts, although no injuries were caused by the box cutter.

Police were called to the 7-Eleven, located at 8185 Croaker Road, around 9:45 a.m. Thursday for an assault.

Witnesses told police a man, identified as a 30-year-old James City County resident, was outside the store when another man approached him and started punching him.

Police said there was no provocation from the victim.

The man, later identified as Culley, knocked the victim to the ground and took out a box cutter when the victim fought back, according to police.

Culley allegedly slashed at the man with the box cutter, but only cut his clothing.

After the altercation, Culley fled the scene in a black pickup truck. When officers found the vehicle and attempted to stop Culley, he continued driving, police said.

Police located Culley and the truck about 15 minutes later at the Shell gas station at 7340 Richmond Road.

According to police, Culley said he attacked the man because “he was wearing a vest.”

He was taken into custody and taken to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, where he is being held without bond, according to police.

Sarah Fearing
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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