NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A Hayes, Virginia man has been convicted of assault and battery in connection to an incident at a 7-Eleven in Newport News.
Gregory Sawyers was accused of assaulting a customer and making a scene outside of a store off Warwick Boulevard.
Sawyers was initially charged with assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, obstruction of justice, public intoxication and assault and battery.
The charges of assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, obstruction of justice and public intoxication were nolle prossed — or withdrawn — in court.
Sawyers received one year of unsupervised probation for the assault and battery charge.