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Monday, August 24, 2009

[VA] Newport News Police Officer Johnnie Hicks accused of pulling gun at home where his fiancee and their daughter were

...We all just looked at him and said we're not doing anything... He pulled up his shirt and said 'I'll shoot everyone of you in here and I'll arrest you. I'm the police'... Court papers show that police first wrote that Hicks pulled his gun. Then they scratched it out and wrote "grasped." And when a magistrate wrote about the victims, he put "victims" in quotes...

OFFICER CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING WOMAN
Daily Press
August 24, 2009
[Excerpts] A Newport News police officer was arrested early Friday morning and charged with assaulting a woman in her home. Johnnie Hicks, 30, assigned to the South Precinct High Impact Patrol Unit, is charged with assault and battery and brandishing a firearm. He has been with the Newport News police almost two years. Hicks has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal and criminal investigation... During the incident, he assaulted her and brandished a firearm, [Police spokeswoman Holly] McPherson said. [Full article here]

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NEWPORT NEWS POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT, BRANDISHING FIREARM
WTKR Your NewsChannel 3
Aug 21, 2009
[Excerpts] A Newport News police officer has been arrested for assault and for pulling a gun on his neighbor. Triesha Elderkin says her neighbor stormed over to her townhouse early this morning, yelling and screaming. "I don't want to stay here any more. I don't feel safe. He's the cops. He can do anything. He showed his gun and said I will shoot every one of you, all this stuff. I told him to get out of my house. You can't do that. Get out of my house. Get out of my house." Elderkin's neighbor is a police officer, Johnnie Hicks. She says Hicks was mad his fiance and daughter were at a party at her home. The screaming up outside where Elderkin says she confronted the officer, angry he brought a gun into her house... Court papers show that police first wrote that Hicks pulled his gun. Then they scratched it out and wrote "grasped." And when a magistrate wrote about the victims, he put "victims" in quotes... Elkerkin says it happened just like she said. And she's not convinced police are taking this seriously because the man she accused came right back home. "How do I know that, when everybody else is gone, he's not going to come to my back door and try to get payback for getting him in trouble?" [Full article here]

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NEWPORT NEWS POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH ASSAULT AND BATTERY
WVEC.com, 13News
Friday, August 21, 2009
[Excerpt] A Newport News police officer is on paid leave after being charged with assaulting his neighbor. Police say Johnnie Hicks pulled a gun and then assaulted a 30-year-old woman in her home on Youngs Mill Lane just before 2:00 a.m. Friday. He was off duty at time, according to police spokeswoman Holly McPherson. Triesha Elderkin says Hicks was upset that his girlfriend and their two-year-old daughter were at her home. "He came in and when he was yelling, he said it was 1:30 in the morning, what are you doing? We all just looked at him and said we're not doing anything," Elderkin says. "He pulled up his shirt and said 'I'll shoot everyone of you in here and I'll arrest you. I'm the police,'" she stated. "We were all fussing and yelling and telling him he can't show his gun in my house and he pulled his gun out and he choked me and he choked me again." Hicks is free after posting $2,500 bail. He’s charged with assault and battery and brandishing a firearm. Police don't know whether it was his service weapon... [LINK]
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