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Marcus Vick pleads guilty to resisting arrest in Newport News

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Posted at 1:04 PM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-11 15:38:21-04
Marcus Vick was charged with assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and obstruction of justice.

Marcus Vick was charged with assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and obstruction of justice.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Former football star Marcus Vick pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday for resisting arrest.

Vick, 32,  had also been charged with assault and battery on a law enforcement officer and obstruction of justice but those charges were nolle prossed, meaning the prosecution decided to no longer pursue them.

The charges stemmed from an incident in April when officers attempted to approach Vick about a warrant for a contempt of court charge from Montgomery County.

According to a press release from the department, Vick was cooperative until officers attempted to place him under arrest. The release stated that Vick ran briefly, but not before pushing an officer into a counter and breaking a door.

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

Vick was sentenced to 12 months in prison with 11 months suspended and 1 year probation.

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Marcus Vick arrested for assaulting law enforcement in Newport News

Marcus Vick granted $50,000 bond