Man charged with assaulting Newport News officers during drug arrest

Posted at 11:11 AM, May 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-27 11:11:05-04
Lonnie Lynell Swanson

Lonnie Lynell Swanson

Newport News, Va. – A Newport News man is in jail after allegedly attempting to assault police officers while he was being arrested on drug charges.

Police attempted to arrest 21-year-old Lonnie Lynell Swanson Saturday evening for a narcotics violation.  According to police, Swanson became uncooperative and began to resist arrest including attempting to lunge at the officers and spitting on the them.

He was placed in a police car and transported to the Newport News City Jail.

Swanson was charged with one count each of assault on a law enforcement officer and possession of a schedule I or II drug.