Marcus Vick granted $50,000 bond

Posted at 5:22 AM, Apr 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-07 09:19:16-04

Newport News, Va. - Former Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick was granted a $50,000 bond in Newport News General District Court on Thursday morning following his arrest on Sunday afternoon.

Vick faces several charges, including felony assault on a Law Enforcement Officer.

According to court records, Vick, 32, has been charged with assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and obstruction of justice.

Vick was wanted on a contempt of court charge from Montgomery County, which is why police say they went looking for him.

Marcus Vick

Marcus Vick

Officers attempted to approach him on Sunday at the OneLife Fitness, located in the 800 block of City Center Boulevard after confirming the warrant.

According to a press release from the department, Vick was cooperative until officers attempted to place him under arrest.

The release states that Vick ran briefly, but not before pushing an officer into a counter, and breaking a door.

Officers say they caught up to Vick because he eventually stopped running, and let them catch up to him.

Vick was arraigned in Newport News General District Court on Monday morning and remains in the Newport News City Jail at this time. He will not be released until his case is handled in Montgomery County.

Prosecutors say they don't agree with the judge's decision to grant Vick bond and say they will be appealing.

Prosecutors also said Vick made a phone call in jail to his mother and told her when he's released, he plans on fleeing to California. Neither the defense nor the judge have heard that call.

Vick, the younger brother of Michael Vick, was a standout football player at Warwick High School before playing quarterback for Virginia Tech. He was suspended from the team in 2004 for too many criminal convictions. He was later reinstated before being dismissed from the team permanently.

Vick entered the NFL Draft in 2006 but was not selected. He was later signed by the Miami Dolphins. He played in one game before being released from the team in 2007.

He has multiple criminal convictions. Most recently, in 2013, Vick was charged with DUI and other driving infractions near Atlanta.