Police: Arrest made in assault at Croaker Road 7-Eleven

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Police arrested a Gloucester man after he allegedly assaulted another man outside of the 7-Eleven at 8185 Croaker Road Thursday morning, according to James City County Police.

Witnesses told James City County Police, who responded to the incident around 9:45 a.m., that they saw a man being assaulted outside of the store, according to James City County Police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams.

Terrence Levi Culley, 31, allegedly approached the victim, a 30-year old James City County resident, and without provocation, began punching him and knocked him to the ground, Williams said. As the victim began fighting back, Culley took out a box cutter and began slashing him, Williams said.

Culley left the 7-Eleven in a black pick-up truck, and James City County Police officers initially tracked it down and tried to initiate a traffic stop, but Culley did not stop, Williams said.

The victim suffered a black eye, as well as bruising and lacerations and was taken by medics to a local hospital, Williams said.

About 15 minutes later, James City County officers found Culley’s pick up truck at the Shell station at 7340 Richmond Road and Culley was taken into custody without incident, Williams said.

Culley has been charged with maiming and evading and eluding, Williams said, and the incident appears random since the victim and Culley do not know each other.

Williams said that when Culley was taken into custody, he said the reason for attacking the James City County man was because “he was wearing a vest.”

Culley is being held at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail without bond, Williams said.

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