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Man Gets Arrested for Biting and Resisting Officer
Man Bites Officer and Resists Arrest
Monday morning did not start off too good for a Mesa Police Officer after an altercation with a man that he was trying to arrest. The man was arrested early Morning after the Mesa Police officer stated that the man had bit an Officer who had attempted to stop him.
A police Officer from the Mesa police department, stopped Brien Prater very early this morning at 2 o’ clock in the morning. According to the Mesa Police Detective, Esteban Flores who is a department spokesman, they stopped him at the 40th Street and Arbor Avenue because the mesa officer thought Mr. Prater was a “suspicious person”.
Man Tries to Flee The Scene
The officers were waiting on the dispatchers to see if Prater had any search warrants against him and while they were waiting Prater decided to run away. The officer had to strike the suspect several times and then Prater actually bit the officer several times on the arm. Apparently he left some marks on the officers arm, because they were able to record the multiple bite marks. The officer finally caught up with Prater and Prater was still not following the officer’s commands. Prater tried to push up from the ground as one officer was on top of him, according to the officials.
According to Detective Flores, the officer as well as Prater were taken to the local hospital, Banner Gateway Medical Center so that they could be evaluated.
Man Is Arrested for Assault on Police Officer
Mr. Prater is in some pretty serious trouble. The man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault on a police officer as well as resisting arrest, possession of dangerous drugs and marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and he also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
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