3 officers injured during fight with man at Mesa Dutch Bros: police
MESA, Ariz. - Three Mesa police officers were injured following a confrontation with a man at a Dutch Bros. coffee shop near Ray and Power Roads.
Brandi George of the Mesa Police Department says on March 11, officers received a call about a man being verbal with staff at the shop, and they wanted him trespassed. He left before officers arrived at the scene, but returned to the area later.
"The man approached officers in a hostile manner and a [stun gun] was deployed, but did not connect," said George.
A physical fight ensued between the officers and the man, identified as 21-year-old Tegan Williams, leaving three officers with injuries.
The three officers were hospitalized and one was found to have broken bones.
"With the aid of witnesses on scene and after viewing Officer Body Worn camera footage, investigating officers discovered that Wiliams grabbed and squeezed one officer's hand so hard that it broke and will require surgery to repair," police said.
During the confrontation, Williams also allegedly kicked an officer who became unconscious. The third officer suffered a hand injury that required an X-ray.
Police say Williams was arrested and booked into jail and is accused of multiple charges, including aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.