Police: Intoxicated Suffolk man assaults officer inside hospital

Robert Bass mug

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Shortly before 8 p.m. on Friday night, officers responded to the 400 block of Wellons Street for a man who was extremely intoxicated.

After approaching Robert Bass, 26, officers said they determined he was under the influence and should be transported to Sentara Obici Hospital. When police and Bass arrived at the hospital, Bass became aggressive towards staff. In the scuffle, an officer was struck with an object by Bass. 

Bass was arrested and charged with assaulting an officer and public intoxication. 

He’s currently at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail.  

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