TEMECULA— Man under the influence of methamphetamines attacks mother and resists arrest.
On Saturday, August 2nd, 2014, at 7:43 AM, the Temecula Police Department received a call that there was a family disturbance. The caller stated that her son had attacked her within her home.
Officers from the Temecula Police Department responded immediately and arrived at 31100 block of Tecumseh Court to speak to Aaron Paul Graves, 30 of Temecula, regarding the allegations of the assault. When officers tried to interview Graves he fled into a bedroom and refused to come out.
According to Sergeant Jon Wade in a press release, a short time later, Graves emerged from the bedroom and attacked one of the officers. The altercation that ensued was lengthy and violent. Ultimately, Graves was arrested and then transported to a local hospital to receive care for injuries that were a result of the brawl. The injuries he sustained were considered non-life-threatening.
Graves also managed to injure the arresting officers during the incident. The officers were treated at a local hospital and later released.
At the time of the press release Graves was still waiting for medical clearance from the hospital. Once cleared he will be booked into the Southwest Detention Center. He is expected to be charged with the following crimes: assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, under the influence of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and violation of parole.
Graves’ history of arrests involving violence goes back several years. Most recently, in February 2013 Temecula Police were called out to his home for an assault on family members. According to a UT San Diego story, police had to use a “pepper ball” device and a police K9 to subdue him after a hammer attack on both his mother and 10-year-old brother. A 911 call from the 10-year-old at 6 pm on February 12 brought out police, who tried stun guns to subdue him. They used a pepper ball – a paint ball type gun that shoots pepper spray rounds – and eventually the police dog to subdue him. He was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, child endangerment, and resisting arrest.
Prior to that incident, records list over ten previous arrests, dealing with assault, domestic violence, theft, trespassing, a variety of drug use and possession charges, and parole violations.
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