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Officers, K-9 arrest one of Shasta County's Most Wanted

A Redding man is in custody after what police described as a violent arrest.

Posted: May 27, 2019 8:40 AM

REDDING, Calif. - A Redding man is in custody after what police described as a violent arrest.

On Sunday, around 7 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Lake Boulevard due to reports of a person acting erratically. 

Upon arrival, officers found Dustin Clemens, 39, of Redding, near the intersection of Lake Boulevard and E. Keswick Dam Road. 

Authorities said Clemens immediately became uncooperative and started fighting with the officers. During the fight, authorities said he tried to take two of the officer's handguns. 

It took over eight minutes, four officers and a K-9 to detain Clemens. An officer and K-9 Otto were both injured in the altercation. 

Clemens was arrested for obstructing a peace officer by force, battery on a peace officer and attempting to disarm a peace officer.

He is currently on probation out of Shasta County and had a felony out for his arrest. Additionally, authorities said this is his fifth offense in 2019 and he is on the Shasta County's Most Wanted List. 

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