Thu, April 02

Domestic violence suspect battles police

CAMP VERDE - Joshua Reddell, 22, was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, and criminal damage to a police vehicle. The charges are the result of the physical attempts made by Reddell to avoid being arrested, according to the police.

Jan. 10, an attempt to locate was issued by Cottonwood Police for Joshua Reddell after a domestic violence incident in Cottonwood. Later, Yavapai County Sheriff's deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on Reddell's vehicle, but he fled from them, as well. The Sheriff's Office also put out an ATL because they also had probable cause for an arrest.

About 4 p.m. the Camp Verde Marshal's Office dispatch received a telephone call from an unknown person who thought that Reddell was in Camp Verde on Charolais Drive near Fort Verde. Two deputies spotted a Chevy pickup in the driveway with two men next to it. One was thought to be Joshua Reddell. As the officers approached, Joshua reached in, started the vehicle and attempted to get in.

He was advised that he was under arrest. One officer reached for Reddell's right wrist, while the other deputy reached for his left wrist. According to the report, when Reddell could not get into the vehicle he attempted to pull and twist his arms to get away for several minutes before one officer tased him. After several attempts, the officers got handcuffs on his wrists. Even after he was handcuffed he continued to attempt to get free and said that he was not going to jail, according to the report. He had to be forced into a police cruiser while attempting to kick the officers and his feet had to be restrained. He was taken to the jail in Camp Verde.

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