One man is in jail Thursday night, after he was charged with assaulting an Albemarle County law enforcement officer. The officer was treated for minor injuries and has been released from the hospital.
Rodger Payne is a 34-year-old Scottsville native who was arrested last night during a domestic incident on the 3600 block of Richmond Road. As police took him into custody, he began kicking wildly and struck an officer in the jaw.
He proceeded to dislodge two rear windows of a police vehicle by kicking them out of their frames. Payne is also facing charges for destruction of property and breaking and entering with intent to commit assault.
Payne is being held at the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail awaiting a bond hearing.