Men arrested for attacking woman attempting to buy drugs in Newport News, police say

Posted at 5:15 PM, Sep 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-08 17:15:41-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Three men were arrested after police say they attacked a woman on August 11.

Police were dispatched to the area of Randolph Road and Tyler Avenue in reference to a neighborhood disturbance, someone knocking on doors.

During the call, another call indicated an unknown female was knocking on doors in the 500 block of Woodfin Road., asking for help. Responding officers located the victim, a 28-year-old Newport News woman, lying on the ground unresponsive bleeding from her face.

The victim was unable to provide information, and she was transported to a local area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening facial wounds. During the investigation police learned from witnesses the woman was in the area reportedly attempting to purchase drugs when she was jumped by three unknown males and pistol whipped.

The ongoing investigation identified three Newport News men as being responsible. On August 19, at 1:39 p.m., the men were located in front of a convenient store at Randolph Road and Jefferson Avenue and taken into custody.

Sean Lewis was charged with one count of malicious wounding, mob: malicious wounding, attempt to violate the Va Drug Control Act – felony, firearm: possession with schedule I or II drug, firearm: use in commission of felony, first offense, and conspiracy to commit felony.

Charles Stiff was charged with mob: malicious wounding, two counts of malicious wounding, and strangulation of another.

Mark Green was charged with mob: malicious wounding, and two counts of malicious wounding.