Man accused of punching cops: 'Devil be gone'

Posted at 12:26 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 18:34:27-05

Police arrested a man in Chandler last week after he pushed and punched officers.

Christopher West, 43, was booked into jail March 5 on charges of assault, resisting arrest and aggravated assault on an officer.

Police said officers were called to the home by a crisis team after a fight reportedly broke out inside.

According to documents, when officers entered the home the man repeatedly began to yell "devil be gone" and pushed one of the officers out of the house.

Officers deployed their stun guns, but West resisted and pulled the prongs out.

Police said West continued to charge at the officer, throwing punches. The officer fought back and another officer wrestled West to the ground where he was eventually placed in handcuffs and detained.