Phoenix police lieutenant accused of assaulting son

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Dalin Webb By Jennifer Thomas Dalin Webb By Jennifer Thomas
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

MESA, Ariz. – A Phoenix police lieutenant is accused of assaulting his son at their Mesa home on Sunday.

Mesa police arrested Lt. Dalin Webb, 41, after responding to a report of a domestic violence assault. He faces two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and one felony count of aggravated assault.

According to court documents, Webb and his 17-year-old son were in an argument and the boy's mother went to the bedroom to check on the commotion. Webb reportedly shoved her out of the room and her leg buckled when he shut the door.

The son told police that he cursed at his father for shoving his mother and Webb pinned him down on the bed by his neck, restricting his airway with a stranglehold.

The victim's mother told police that she walked back in after the fight had begun and saw the boy on the bed with Webb's hand around his neck. She said her son's voice sounded restricted.

She told police that she yelled, "Stop it, stop it," until Webb let him go.

The victim's brother was also in the home at the time of the incident. According to the court papers, he told police that he was distraught by all the commotion caused by Webb.

A forensic nurse evaluated the victim's injuries and told police that they were consistent with someone's hand applying pressure to the neck, according to the court documents. The nurse also said that the injuries were consistent with what the victim and his mother said occurred.

Webb was released on his own recognizance and is due in court for a status conference on Aug. 26.