JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — James City County Police tased a man and took him into custody on Route 199 Thursday afternoon after he allegedly assaulted his father with a plastic knife and stole his car.
Police say the man refused to comply with police commands while reaching toward his waistband, resulting in police using less lethal means — a taser — to take him into custody.
James City County Police were called to the report of an assault in the 200 block of Reflection Drive around 3:45 p.m. Thursday, the department wrote in a news release.
The 71-year-old man said his son, Kevin Jamar Kelly, 42, had assaulted him and then fled the scene in his vehicle.
Officers “soon” located the vehicle and followed it to Croaker Road, then Interstate 64 east, then to Route 199.
As the vehicle was approaching Route 199 near the Longhill Road exit, police deployed spike strips to stop it.
Once the vehicle stopped, Kelly fled the scene on foot but then stopped and “confronted officers,” police said.
He refused to comply with commands and reached toward his waistband, police say, and officers ended up tasing him and taking him into custody.
Police say Kelly was not injured, and the 71-year-old victim had minor injuries to his facial area and hand.
One officer on scene sustained a “minor” injury, police said.
Kelly was charged with domestic assault and battery, evade and elude (felony), attempt to elude, brandishing a firearm (police say Kelly reached into his jacket and waistband as if he had a weapon) and obstruction of justice.
The incident remains under investigation.
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