Man wanted on escape warrant arrested on assault charges

Posted at 4:27 PM, Nov 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-06 18:29:16-05

A man wanted on a felony warrant for allegedly escaping from a Colorado prison program was arrested in Southern Idaho on charges that he assaulted his spouse and the deputies who tried to arrest him.

The Idaho State Journal reports that police say Stephen Crouse faces a slew of charges and extradition to Colorado after he tried to strangle his wife and head-butted deputies on Friday.

Deputies responded to a domestic dispute and Crouse fled on foot. When he was later caught, he resisted arrest and assaulted deputies by spitting, hitting and head-butting them. Deputies used a Taser to take him into custody.

Crouse faces four counts of battery on an officer, strangulation charges, and aggravated assault.

He also faces domestic violence and resisting arrest charges.