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Texas teen arrested for assault

November 28, 2018

KINGMAN — A Kingman police officer was injured Monday and a Texas teenager arrested for allegedly assaulting the officer and three elderly women.

Javier Ivan Nunez, 19, of El Paso was arrested on felony charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and a fugitive from justice warrant as well as misdemeanor charges of assault by domestic violent and disorderly conduct by domestic violence. Nunez is being held in custody without bond.

Nunez was arrested around 4:20 p.m. Monday for allegedly assaulting three women in the parking lot of a restaurant in the 3300 block of Stockton Hill Road. A police officer tried to arrest the suspect, who punched the officer in the face.

The officer and two other officers took Nunez to the ground eventually tasing the suspect, who refused officer’s commands. Nunez had a felony warrant out of El Paso for assault, Kingman police spokeswoman Jennifer Sochocki said.

The incident began when an argument broke out between Nunez and his three female relatives. He allegedly struck a 55-year-old woman in the face and head, then he struck another 62-year-old woman in the face before he scratched and pushed a third 83-year-old relative.

The injured officer, a 15-year-veteran, was taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center and treated and eventually released for a broken nose and a mild concussion. He is expected to make a full recovery, Sochocki said.

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