Man arrested for allegedly punching Hampton officer multiple times

Daniel Gerard Clark (Photo: Hampton police)

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A man was arrested in Hampton Wednesday for allegedly punching an officer multiple times.

At 11:47 p.m., dispatchers got a call about a suspicious person in the 400 block of Lee Street. When officers got to the scene, they talked to a homeowner who said that Daniel Gerard Clark was trespassing.

Clark was standing on the front porch of a nearby home when police made contact with him. Police say Clark then punched an officer in the face multiple times.

The officer was taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries. He has since been released.

Clark, 25, was arrested and is charged with assault and battery of a police officer. He’s behind bars at the Hampton City Jail.