Police arrest man in assault

Published 4:52 pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Suffolk police on Tuesday arrested a man wanted in connection with an assault and robbery last week.


Byron Franklin Ambrose Jr., 30, is charged with abduction and kidnapping, robbery, assault: shoot, stab in the commission of a felony and felonious assault, according to a city press release. He is currently being held at Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

Police “would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance,” the press release stated.

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Emergency Communications received a call at 5:45 p.m. from the Easy Mart in the 1300 block of East Washington Street, according to a city press release from last week. An adult male victim reported he had been robbed at knifepoint and injured. The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening, the release stated.