Petaluma Man Arrested After Allegedly Punching, Kicking Officers

A Petaluma man was arrested on Christmas night on suspicion of assaulting and threatening two officers, punching and kicking them in a struggle, according to police.

Police responded at 9:58 p.m. to the area of Western Avenue and North Webster Street on a report that a man, later identified as 36-year-old Petaluma resident Brent Taylor, was allegedly intoxicated and being confrontational with passersby on the street.

At some point during the initial call, police learned Sonoma County sheriff's deputies were responding to a family disturbance in the 2800 block of Western Avenue.

As officers arrived at the address of the call, Taylor allegedly swung the door violently open and rushed toward an officer.

The officers ordered Taylor to stop but he ignored their commands and struggled with them, connecting with punches and kicks before being subdued by other police and California Highway Patrol officers and sheriff's deputies, according to police.

Two officers suffered minor injuries. Police didn't say if they were transported to a hospital.

Taylor has been booked into Sonoma County Jail on $10,000 bail.

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