DPS IDs man and woman who injured trooper during traffic stop

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Venancio Arreola Vargas (left) and Jazmin Reyes-Sanchez were both wanted on felonies warrants. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Venancio Arreola Vargas (left) and Jazmin Reyes-Sanchez were both wanted on felonies warrants. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
A trooper was transported to a local hospital for precautionary reasons after he was injured attempting to arrest two suspects in Phoenix Monday morning. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A trooper was transported to a local hospital for precautionary reasons after he was injured attempting to arrest two suspects in Phoenix Monday morning. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A trooper was transported to a local hospital for precautionary reasons after he was injured attempting to arrest two suspects in Phoenix Monday morning.

According to the Department of Public Safety, it began initially as a stop for a registration issue around 1:30 a.m. near 27th and Virginia avenues.

When the trooper discovered the male passenger had a felony warrant, he attempted to detain the man. DPS later identified the man as Venancio Arreola Vargas, a Mexican national who has been deported before.

With one cuff around his wrist, Vargas began to resist and assaulted the officer, DPS said. That is when the female driver, Jazmin Reyes-Sanchez, exited the vehicle and jumped on top of the trooper.

Several additional troopers and officers responded to the scene but both suspects fled before their arrival.

A perimeter was set up around the area, with the primary focus at a gas station.

Authorities quickly arrested the two suspects. Two additional suspects were arrested by DPS but their relationship to the crime is unknown at this time.

The trooper suffered a bump on his head and his clothes were torn but he is expected to be OK. He was transported to a local hospital for precautionary reasons.

Vargas, 25, and Reyes-Sanchez, 24, each face number charges, including aggravating assault on an officer and resisting arrest.

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