DPS trooper slightly injured while making an arrest

DPS trooper slightly injured while making arrest
Posted at 7:58 PM, Mar 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-20 09:37:29-04

An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper has been injured while trying to arrest two suspects in Phoenix.    

DPS officials say the unidentified trooper suffered a bump on his head and was transported to a hospital for precautionary reasons early Monday.    

They say the trooper made a traffic stop for a registration issue around 1:30 a.m. and discovered the male passenger had a felony warrant.    

DPS says the man, later identified as 25-year-old Venancio Arreola Vargas, of Mexico, has been deported before.

They say Vargas had one handcuff around his wrist but assaulted the officer, and the 24-year-old female driver exited the vehicle and jumped on the trooper.    

The two suspects fled the scene but were later arrested.    

They're facing charges of aggravated assault on an officer and resisting arrest.