Virginia man waives hearing in officers’ assault

A Virginia man charged with aggravated assault after police say he attempted to escape from two police officers waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Michael Bickerton, 18, was arrested Saturday after police say he became violent and combative.

Bickerton faces numerous charges, including one felony count of aggravated assault. Bickerton allegedly tried to escape from police, injuring one officer.

Bickerton was arraigned Saturday by District Judge Allen Sinclair. He was released on $50,000 unsecured bail.