WILLIAMSBURG — A city man is facing three felony charges after police say he struck a 37-year-old man in the face with a handgun during a July 4 fight in Highland Park.
Terrance A. Martin Jr, 19, was arrested Wednesday and charged with maiming, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to Maj. Greg Riley with Williamsburg police.
Around 11:50 p.m. that night, officers responded to the 300 block of Dunning Street for a report of a fight with shots fired, Riley said. He said the person who called police reported that about 10 men were in the area fighting and that several gunshots had been fired during the altercation.
Riley said everyone had fled the area by the time police arrived, but half an hour later, officers responded to Riverside Doctors' Hospital where they spoke with a 37-year-old man who was involved in the incident.
The man told police he was involved in a fight with several people and someone hit him on the head with a pistol, according to Riley. A criminal complaint against Martin states the man reported Martin pointed a handgun at him and threatened him, then struck him in the face with the firearm, knocking him to the ground where he was struck repeatedly by more than one person. It notes the man received stitches for an injury to his face.
Riley said Martin was identified as one of the assailants during the course of investigation. The complaint indicates the 37-year-old man identified Martin by a "photo and other details known to him about the accused."
A search warrant was executed on Martin's residence, according to Riley, but nothing related to the investigation was seized by police. Police are working to identify other individuals involved in the assault, Riley said.
Martin was taken to Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail following his arrest Wednesday. According to a jail officer, he is being held without bond.
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or the Williamsburg Police Department at 757-220-2331.
Robertson can be reached at 757-345-2342.