Man accused of assaulting officer while being arrested on warrant

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A man is facing charges after he threw an officer to the ground while being arrested on a warrant Thursday evening, according to police. 

Police said around 6:30 p.m., they got a call about a family disturbance on Hancock Avenue north of Fillmore Street. When officers arrived, they found out one of the people involved, Valentino Barreras, was wanted on a warrant. Barreras had left the scene, but police found him at an address on North Cascade Avenue.

When officers tried to arrest him, Barreras threw one of them to the ground, according to police. The officer got up, tased Barreras, and arrested him. 

Police said the officer hit his head on a large landscaping rock. He was treated and released at the hospital. 

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