Hayes man charged with assault after incident in Newport News

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A Hayes man is facing charges after assaulting a customer and making a scene at a 7-Eleven in Newport News. 

On October 21, police responded to the 7-Eleven on Warwick Boulevard for reports of a fight.

Police found 47-year-old Gregory Sawyers stumbling in the parking lot. The store manager told officers Sawyers made a scene and assaulted a customer. Officers spoke with the customer who stated he was speaking with a friend in the parking lot when he was approached by Sawyers. 

Sawyers was taken into custody charged with assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, obstruction of Justice, being drunk in public, and assault.

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