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Two teens face multiple felony charges after alleged assaults on officers

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PRESCOTT VALLEY - Two girls, ages 16 and 17, were booked into the Juvenile Detention Center after allegedly assaulting police officers.

On May 1, Prescott Valley police officers responded to the area of Prescott East Highway and Copper Hill in an attempt to locate two juvenile suspects, according to a May 8 news release.

The suspects were reported to have run away April 30 from a Yavapai County Juvenile Court substance abuse treatment program that is designed for non-detained juveniles.

The officers located two girls matching the description of the suspects. When officers pulled up in a marked patrol vehicle, the girls fled on foot, police said. Officers chased them and were able to apprehend the 16-year-old with little incident.

The second suspect was caught by an officer and she began to fight, police reported. The 17-year-old was reportedly actively attempting to punch the officer in the face with her fist. She also kicked the officer numerous times in the legs and chest. He was eventually able to gain control.

Once inside a police vehicle, the 17-year-old continued being disorderly and slipped out of one of her handcuffs, the news release states. While police secured her, she reportedly kicked two other officers multiple times.

She was taken to Yavapai County Juvenile Detention and booked for three counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, three counts of disorderly conduct and one count of resisting arrest.

The 16-year-old was transported to the Prescott Valley Police Department for processing. Once at the police station, she too reportedly assaulted two police officers who were conducting the investigation. She was booked into the Yavapai County Juvenile Detention Center on two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer.