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Man arrested for allegedly attacking YPD officer
A Yuma man arrested for allegedly assaulting a Yuma police officer Thursday afternoon is being held in jail on $15,000 bond.
Christopher Tucker, 25, made his initial appearance in Yuma Justice Court before Justice of the Peace Pro-Tem Yolanda Torok on Friday.
Torok informed him that he had been arrested on a felony charge of aggravated assault on an officer and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.
The judge told Tucker that he would return to court on Tuesday, when he would be informed if a criminal complaint had been filed against him, charging him with any offenses.
At about 3 p.m. Thursday, Yuma police officers encountered Tucker in the 1900 block of South 4th Avenue. Tucker's behavior was erratic and aggressive, and he was in the roadway yelling at cars.
According to YPD, Tucker physically attacked a police officer who tried to speak with him. After a struggle, he was taken into custody.
Tucker, who was thought to be intoxicated by a chemical substance, was taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center for treatment related to the erratic behavior and injuries sustained in the struggle.
After being treated and released from YRMC, Tucker was booked into the Yuma County Adult Detention Center.
The officer who was attacked was medically treated for a hand injury.
YPD asks anyone with any information about this case to call 373-4700, or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.