A Mesa man was arrested on Wednesday night for allegedly assaulting multiple police officers.
According to a statement sent by the Mesa Police Department, the suspect, 18-year-old Luis Mendoza, is accused of heckling and assaulting police officers who were investigating a report of a domestic violence incident. Mendoza allegedly asked officers to move their vehicle from the driveway of the home, located on the 200 block of W. Indigo Street, so he could park his car. He then left after officers told him he’d have to wait until the investigation concluded, but Mendoza and a passenger parked at a neighbor’s house.
The officers then attempted to ask the two men to go to a different house, according to the report, which is when Mendoza pulled out a flashlight and pointed it into the face of one of the officers. When the officer attempted to block the light, Mendoza allegedly shoved both officers and kicked one of them in the face.
Additional officers arrived to settle the scene, although Mendoza was tased during the course of the incident. Mendoza sustained no serious injuries and one of the officers received a scratch near the retina of one of his eyes.
Mendoza was booked on three counts of aggravated assault and one count of resisting arrest.