Robert Neilson was booked into jail on two counts of aggravated assault on law enforcement and one count of resisting arrest. (Source: Mesa Police Department)
MESA, AZ (CBS5) -
A Mesa man found himself behind bars after a hit-and-run investigation turned into a struggle for a handgun with police officers.
Robert Neilson, 49, was sought by officers for questioning about a hit-and-run collision near Stapley Drive and Southern Avenue on Saturday, according to a Mesa police report.
Neilson answered his door and when officers asked if the suspect was there, Neilson said "yes", took a step back, pulled a handgun from his waistband pointed it at the officers, saying, "Do you want this?"
The officers grabbed the gun, turned it away from them and fought with Neilson before it fell to the ground, according to the report.
After he was in custody, Neilson was taken to Banner Desert Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries and tested for alcohol intoxication.
Neilson was booked into jail on two counts of aggravated assault on law enforcement and one count of resisting arrest.
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