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PD: Runaways from drug abuse program assault arresting officers

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Two runaways from an Arizona substance abuse treatment program are back in custody but not without putting up a fight with arresting officers, police said.

Officers found the two girls, ages 16 and 17, on May 1 in the area of Prescott East Highway and Copper Hill.

They had run away the day before from a Yavapai County Juvenile Court substance abuse treatment program that is designed for non-detained juveniles.

When police pulled up in a marked patrol vehicle the girls fled on foot. Officers chased them and were able to catch one of them with little incident.

The second suspect, the 17-year-old girl, attempted to strike the officer in the face with her fist, police said. She also kicked the officer numerous times in the legs and chest, according to investigators. He was eventually able to take her into custody.

Once inside a police vehicle, the suspect slipped out of one of her handcuffs. She yelled profanities and derogatory terms about law enforcement, police said.

The suspect kicked two other officers multiple times, according to police. She was taken directly to Yavapai County Juvenile Detention and booked on three counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, three counts of disorderly conduct and one count of resisting arrest.

The second suspect was transported to the Prescott Valley Police Department for processing. Once at the police station, she assaulted two police officers who were conducting the investigation, police said.

She was booked into the Yavapai County Juvenile Detention Center on two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer.

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