|Photo of suspect Echols|
Our officer was able to prevent getting tackled and a struggle began with the suspect. Another officer then deployed a Taser and both prongs hit the suspect. After being Tased, the suspect was no longer interested in fighting and was taken into custody without further incident. The officers and suspect were not injured. The suspect was drinking beer upon contact and had stated he had been up for 3 days and had taken methamphetamine earlier in the day.
He was checked by the Mesa Fire Department and then booked for the Aggravated Assault on an Officer, Trespassing, Public Consumption, and Obstructing a Public Thoroughfare.