1 charged in alleged assault at assisted living facility in Newport News

Newport News
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Officers arrested a man suspected of attacking a 73-year-old man at an assistant living facility in Newport News over the weekend. 

Newport News  Police said 41-year-old Wayne Lee Byrum was taken into custody at a Walgreens on Jefferson Avenue after a resident of Hilton Plaza, Inc. reported being injured on Sunday, April 28. 

Police said the 73-year-old’s injuries were not life-threatening. Byrum reportedly ran away from Hilton Plaza after the alleged incident.

Police charged him with malicious wounding.

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