Body cam video of Marcus Vick arrest in Newport News released

Photo Credit: Newport News Police Department

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News Police on Wednesday released body camera video of officers confronting — and eventually arresting — Marcus Vick earlier this year.

Vick, a Hampton Roads native and former Virginia Tech quarterback, was arrested on April 3 in Newport News.

The video shows officers approaching Vick at a OneLife Fitness location regarding warrants against him dating to 2013.

Police spokesman Lou Thurston said in April that Vick was wanted in Montgomery County at the time for contempt of court.

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A judge at the Montgomery County’s Circuit Court had ordered Vick’s arrest in 2013 after he failed to show up for a matter related to a civil suit.

In the video released Wednesday, Vick is seen talking with officers and on the phone with someone for around 15 minutes before he takes off running, shoving officers in the process.

Multiple officers then proceed to chase Vick for several blocks.

Vick was eventually arrested near City Center Boulevard near Canon Boulevard, and was later charged with resisting arrest, obstruction of justice and assaulting an officer.

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He has since pleaded guilty to resisting arrest, and was sentenced to 12 months in jail — 11 months of which were suspended.

Charges for assault on a law enforcement officer and obstruction of justice were withdrawn — or nolle prossed — earlier this month.

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