Sometimes, situations may become heated, and people may get into physical altercations with others in Phoenix, and elsewhere. When this happens, however, it could result in criminal charges. In some cases, only the aggressor is charged, while in others, all of those who were involved in the altercation are arrested. A serious criminal offense, people could face harsh penalties if convicted of assault in the state of Arizona.
A South Phoenix man was accused of assaulting a Maricopa County constable recently. The constable reportedly claimed that when he was serving an eviction notice on him, the man was not happy and became physical. According to reports, the man allegedly hit, grabbed and pushed the constable. It was not reported whether or not the constable suffered any injuries in the purported attack.
Following the incident, the man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. He was purportedly combative while being taken into custody. While law enforcement officers were attempting to put him into the car, the man allegedly got loose from their grip, but was quickly apprehended. As a result, he is also facing escape charges. It remains unknown to the public at this time what penalties the man could face if convicted of the charges against him.
Due to the severity of the charges, those who have been accused of assault in Maricopa County may benefit from obtaining legal representation. An attorney may work with them to ensure their rights are upheld, as well as help them to build a defense against the charges they are facing.
Source: AZFamily.com, “Maricopa County constable assaulted while serving eviction notice,” Amanda Goodman, Sept. 11, 2015