Hampton man charged with assaulting Suffolk officer

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Suffolk News-Herald

A Hampton man who kicked a Suffolk police officer Monday is facing multiple charges related to the incident.

Police were dispatched to the 4600 block of Hardy Circle in College Square around 10:45 p.m. after the suspect, Fernando Bartlett, 43, kicked in the door of a house, said Lt. Debbie George, spokeswoman for the Suffolk Police Department. Police found the suspect hiding in a closet and arrested him.

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Bartlett resisted the arrest, kicking Sgt. Fred Cunningham on the shin and knocking out the vehicle’s rear window, George said.

Bartlett was charged with felony assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, trespassing and two counts of destruction of property.