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Police: Domestic violence suspect assaulted officers

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MESA, Ariz. -

Mesa police officers responded to a domestic violence call Sunday night and when they arrived at the scene, they say the suspect attacked them.

Authorities say 23-year-old Colby Clark assaulted a woman after they were drinking with friends near Alma School and McLelland Roads.

According to the police report, Clark chased the victim, began yelling at her and started to hit her.

Officers say she was able to get out of the home and Clark was seen "hitting and kicking the female numerous times and dragging her by her feet back to the house."

When a male neighbor attempted to help the woman, police say Clark punched him twice.  The neighbor was able to get on top of Clark, giving her time to get away.  

After she escaped, the neighbor returned to his house.  Clark attempted to gain entry, but the neighbor locked the door.  That's when officers say Clark ran back to the woman's house and they advised him that he was under arrest. 

"The defendant came out of the house to tell us to 'f*** off' and then quickly reentered the house before we had a chance to grab him," according to the report.

When Clark exited the house again, officers say he swung at them and a scuffle ensued while trying to arrest him.

Police say Clark continued to resist after being told numerous times he was under arrest.  He was eventually handcuffed and taken into custody.

Clark faces aggravated assault and resisting arrest charges.

One officer suffered minor injuries.

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