Michael Vick's Brother Busted in Assault on Va. Officer

Cop was trying to arrest him on another charge
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2016 9:04 AM CDT
Michael Vick's Brother Busted in Assault on Va. Officer
Marcus Vick of Marietta, Ga., is shown in an undated photo provided by the Newport News Police Department in Virginia.   (Newport News Police Department via AP)

Michael Vick's brother, 32-year-old Marcus Vick, has multiple arrests under his belt, per the Virginian-Pilot, and now there's one more to add to the list: assault of a police officer, the AP reports. Court records say that Marcus Vick, who lives in Georgia, was arrested in Newport News, Va., on Sunday after a cop received info that Vick, wanted on a contempt charge in Montgomery County, was hanging out at a local gym, per WAVY.

A Newport News police spokesman says when the officer arrived and confronted Vick, the former Virginia Tech quarterback started to take off. The officer says when he tried to grab Vick, Vick pushed him into a countertop. Vick was nabbed after a short foot chase by the uninjured officer and now faces not only the assault charge, but also charges of obstruction of justice, resisting arrest, and destruction of property (he's accused of damaging a gym door during the scuffle). (Michael Vick was once ranked among the 10 most unpopular athletes for his dog-fighting scandal.)

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