Hampton man charged in fight with Henrico officers

Mark P. Failey of Hampton, Va. has been charged with assault on law enforcement and obstruction...
Mark P. Failey of Hampton, Va. has been charged with assault on law enforcement and obstruction of justice.(Henrico County Police Department)
Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 4:57 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 20, 2023 at 1:25 PM EST
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HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - A Hampton man is now in custody after a fight with two Henrico police officers overnight.

Police say they got a mental health call for service just after midnight on Friday.

Two officers found 31-year-old Mark P. Failey in a vehicle on Richmond-Henrico Turnpike near the Richmond Raceway.

Shortly after officers arrived, there was an altercation. Police say during the incident, one officer discharged their firearm, and another discharged their taser.

No one was hurt by the gunfire. However, it’s unclear how the fight started.

Failey was treated at the hospital and taken to the Henrico County Sheriff’s Office.

He has been charged with assault on law enforcement and obstruction of justice.

As part of the protocol, the officer involved is now on an administrative assignment, according to police.

Police are working with the Henrico Commonwealth Attorney’s Office as the investigation continues.