Assault

Police: Firefighter assaulted by passing citizen

After assisting with the fire in the Woods of Williamsburg apartment complex last night, a firefighter was assaulted by a passing man, according to police.

According to deputy police chief of the James City County Police Department, Stephen Rubino, the incident took place just after 1 a.m., when James City County firefighters were on scene at a structure fire in the 100 block of Tilghman Court at the Woods of Williamsburg Apartments.

Rubino said a 24-year-old female firefighter assisting firefighting operations when she approached by Ellen Carol West.

Rubino said West, 41, punched the firefighter in the chest one time and asked how much the firefighter could...

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