Spit sock used during “disorderly” Newport News man’s arrest
Newport News, Va. – Police arrested a Newport News man and charged him with felony assault and being drunk in public, following an incident with a spit sock, police tell NewsChannel 3.
Police officers responding to the area of Center Avenue and Craig Avenue for reports of an assault early Sunday morning found a 25-year-old Newport News man, later identified as Daryl Feagin.
Feagin was intoxicated and disorderly, according to police – and attempted to assault a man coming out of a home on Center Avenue.
Feagin was yelling, cursing, and claiming he was assaulted, but would not say who had assaulted him.
Police arrested Feagin, charging him with being drunk in public. Officers say he then became “more disorderly”, causing police to use a spit sock to avoid the bodily fluids coming from his mouth.
Once in the police vehicle, Feagin began kicking and hitting his head against the plexiglass safety cage. He was removed from the vehicle, restrained, and taken by medics to a local hospital for evaluation, police say.
When the spit sock was removed, he spat into the face and eyes of the arresting officer.
Feagin was charged with felony assault on a law enforcement officer and drunk in public.