Sunday, December 10, 2023

Williamsburg man assaults police during routine emergency custody order

jamescitycountypolicecruiser2Police have arrested a man who assaulted at least two police officers last month on Old News Road during a routine emergency custody order, according to a James City County arrest report.

Joseph C. Moon, 30, of Williamsburg was charged on March 23 with assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, a police spokeswoman said. Two officers injured sustained multiple abrasions.

On Feb. 5, police sought to bring Moon, who was at a home in the 4600 block of Old News Road, into custody on an emergency order.

Police believe Moon assaulted multiple officers during the incident as they attempted to detain him.

Moon allegedly grabbed one of the officers around the neck and swung an officer to the ground, according to the report.

A magistrate may issue an emergency custody order when an individual is believed to be a danger to himself and the community. In this case, the order was updated to a temporary detention order at the request of Colonial Behavior Health, police said.

Moon turned himself in at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail last week.

He is scheduled to appear in Williamsburg-James City County Court on May 25.





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