UPDATE: Suspect steals patrol car from police during DV disputePosted: Updated:
MESA -- The Mesa Police Department said an officer responding to a domestic dispute got into a fight with a combative suspect Tuesday. The officer tried to stun-gun the man, but the suspect was able to get into a police unit and flee.
Less than one mile later, the suspect hit a curb, ditched the car and fled into an orange grove. He was apprehended a short time later.
A different Mesa officer was involved in an accident with minor injuries while responding to the scene.
The suspect allegedly involved in the assault against a police officer and taking the patrol vehicle has been identified as 21-year-old Anthony Olea.