Saturday, March 25, 2023

Police: Williamsburg man offered woman, juvenile money for sex, then assaulted officers

(WYDaily/Courtesy of Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)
Matthew Mills (WYDaily/Courtesy of Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

Matthew Montrail Mills is facing some serious allegations.

The 28-year-old Williamsburg man was booked into the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail Sunday charged with three felony counts of assault and battery on a police officer and two misdemeanor counts of solicitation.

Police said officers were called out at around 2:30 p.m. Sunday to the 300 block of Richmond Road on a solicitation report.

Authorities allege Mills “offered two females money in exchange for a sexual act.”

One of the females was a juvenile, police said.

Mills, police said, began to leave the area when officers arrived to investigate the call.

“Officers caught up with Mills and informed him that he was under investigative detention for allegedly soliciting a juvenile,” police said in a statement.

Authorities said Mills was uncooperative “and resisted.”

At some point Mills allegedly spat on two officers, which resulted in his arrest.

“Mills kicked an officer in the mouth while officers attempted to place him in the back of a patrol vehicle,” police said.

The officers suffered minor injuries.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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