A man was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence Friday, Oct. 3 after he had a fight with a female acquaintance.
According to the University of California-Riverside Police Department, the man and woman got into a fight around 9 p.m. in the parking lot of a Carl's Jr. in the 1200 block of University Avenue.
When police arrived, the man allegedly pushed one officer to the ground and struck another. The officers received minor injuries in the scuffle. The man allegedly hid out in a parking structure.
Police cordoned off the area and used a helicopter from the Riverside Police Department to search for the man. He was apprehended about 30 minutes later.
Since the woman in this incident suffered 'visible injuries,' the man is likely, at a minimum, to be charged with battery. He will also probably be charged with resisting arrest and battery on a peace officer, if he did indeed get into an altercation with the officers.
As you can imagine, the charges this man is likely to face will be very serious. We do not condone violence, but it seems fair to assume this man could not possibly have foreseen just how dramatically this situation would escalate and spin out of control.
As criminal defense attorneys, we help people when they may be in trouble with the law. From our office near the Southwest Detention Center, we work with clients from Temecula, Hemet, Corona, Winchester, Riverside, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Menifee, Banning and other Riverside County communities.