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Police: Altercation at James City County apartment complex ends in robbery, assault charges

Yalicia Durant, 22, of Toano (WYDaily/Courtesy James City County)
Yalicia Durant, 22, of Toano (WYDaily/Courtesy James City County)

A Toano woman was arrested Monday on assault and robbery charges in connection with an altercation outside an apartment building in early June.

Yalicia Durant, 22, is accused of punching a woman and stealing her phone outside an apartment building at the Burnt Ordinary Apartments on June 1, James City County Police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams said.

Police were called to the 7800 block of Warren Court around 10:30 p.m. June 1. The 32-year-old victim told police Durant forcefully took her phone after she said she was going to call 911, then punched her.

The victim was treated by medics at the scene and had redness around her eye, Williams said.

Police put out a “wanted” post on Facebook for Durant on July 2. She was arrested Monday.

The victim was able to retrieve her phone.

Durant was charged with assault and battery, maliciously preventing someone from summoning law enforcement and felony robbery. She is scheduled to appear for a hearing at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 30 in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court.

Sarah Fearing
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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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