Hampton man arrested after allegedly throwing hot coffee on officer

Posted at 4:46 PM, May 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-06 09:40:28-04

HAMPTON, Va. – Police in Hampton arrested a 31-year-old for allegedly assaulting and throwing hot coffee on an officer.

Jamar Deonte Peppers

According to officials, officers with the Hampton Police Division responded to a call in the lobby of Scott Orthodontics, where they say Jamar Deonte Peppers was refusing to leave the business’ property.

Police say officers went to arrest Peppers for disorderly conduct because he was cursing and being confrontational. Police say Peppers then threw hot coffee on an officer and tackled one officer to the ground.

Officers were able to control Peppers after a brief struggle. One of the officers received a minor laceration as a result of the assault but did not require medical assistance.

The suspect was uninjured; however, he requested medical assistance and was transported to a local hospital where he was medically cleared shortly after arriving at the hospital. He was then taken to Hampton Adult Lock-Up.

Peppers was officially charged with Disorderly Conduct, one count of Destruction of City Property and one count of Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer.

Peppers is being held at the Hampton City Jail.