A Pinal County sheriff's deputy was treated for injuries after a suspect he was trying to restrain headbutted him, sheriff's officials said.
The suspect, Larry Bell, of Casa Grande, was threatening to kill himself when deputies arrived at the scene in the 5400 block of E. Newman Street just after midnight Wednesday.
Deputies called for an ambulance. After his arms and legs were secured in restraints, Bell threatened deputies and medical staff using vulgar language and racial slurs, PCSO said.
A deputy trying to restrain Bell on the ground suffered a laceration to the nose and face after Bell headbutted him, PCSO said. The deputy drove himself to Florence Anthem Hospital where he was treated and released.
Bell has an extensive arrest record with PCSO including a 2000 arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, criminal damage and destruction of jail property.
In 2010, he was booked into jail on charges of disorderly conduct and fighting.
In 2012, he faced charges of resisting arrest and assault on a peace officer.
Copyright 2012 CBS 5 (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:18 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:18:16 GMT
Only people who have lost a close loved one can understand the pain of Travis Alexander's family"My heart goes out to them, because I understand," says Dan Marco, who's son Zachary was murdered in 2010.ZacharyMore >
Only people who have lost a close loved one can understand the pain of Travis Alexander's family.More >
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:00:17 GMT
A former flight instructor who taught foreign flight students at one of the Valley's pilot schools told CBS 5 Investigates the students often could barely speak English. "I'd say at least 50 percent ofMore >
A former flight instructor who taught foreign flight students at one of the Valley's pilot schools told CBS 5 Investigates the students often could barely speak English.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:06 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:06:54 GMT
A Williams man is in custody in connection with the fatal shooting of an Ashfork teenager, northern Arizona authorities said. John A. Willis, 53, was taken into custody Tuesday, said Coconino County sheriff'sMore >
John A. Willis, 53, was taken into custody Tuesday, said Coconino County sheriff's spokesman Lt. Tim Cornelius.More >
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:52 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:52:49 GMT
A man has been arrested in a double shooting that left one woman dead and her boyfriend hurt. Glendale Police say they arrested 22-year-old Angelo Medina. Officials say he shot up the house near 59th avenueMore >
Glendale Police say they arrested 22-year-old Angelo Medina.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:38:14 GMT
MOORE, OK - The trembling, mud-spattered dog whose photo went viral on Tuesday was not actually standing watch over her owner's body - her name is Susie, her owner is named Curtis Collins, and he's alive.ThanksMore >
There's a happy ending to the story of the little dog who was found standing guard over a body after the EF-5 tornado that decimated her neighborhood in Moore, OK. Her owner is alive, and they have been reunited thanks to the viral photo. More >