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Police Officer Slugged at Party

By Potomac Local News December 24, 2013 12:34 pm

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MANASSAS, Va. – A police officer was punched in the face after a homeowner refused to lower the volume of music at a party, police said.

Here’s more in an unedited police press release:

Assault on a Police Officer – Arrest

On December 21, 2013 Manassas City Police were dispatched to the 8300 block of Gaither St for a report of a loud party. Upon arrival, Officers discovered loud noise coming from the residence and made contact with the homeowner, Marcos Alejandro Powell. Powell refused to shut down the party when speaking with Officers.

Powell then proceeded to follow one of the Officers back to his Police vehicle without being asked to do so, at which point the Officer attempted to taken him into custody for being intoxicated in public. In the process of being handcuffed, Powell struck the Officer in the face and continued to assault him on the ground before assisting Officers deployed a Taser to remove and apprehend Powell.

The assaulted Officer sustained non life-threatening injuries as a result of the encounter. Marcos Alejandro Powell, 45, of 8349 Gaither St was charged with assault on a law enforcement Officer, strangulation, resisting arrest, and intoxicated in public. He was held without bond and has a pending court date of February 4, 2014.

During this incident, a fight erupted inside the residence in response to Marcos Powell’s arrest. After observing a second assault taking place inside, Officers entered and secured the residence where they made a second arrest. Micael Agustin Powell, 37, of 5668 Northton Ct, Woodbridge, VA was charged with assault on a law enforcement Officer, disorderly conduct, obstruction of justice, and resisting arrest. Micael A. Powell was held on a $3,000.00 secure bond and has a pending court date of February 4, 2014.