Domestic Violence Suspect Assaults Two Officers

On Saturday, June 1, 2019 around 1:30 am, two Chandler police officers were sent to a residence in the 500 block of West Gail Drive.  Thirty-eight-year-old Erin Grant was at his ex-wife’s residence, allegedly causing a disturbance.  When the officers arrived at the home, the initial officer contacted Grant while the second officer contacted the victim.

When the initial officer attempted contact, Grant charged the officer and took a swing at him.  A struggle ensued and Grant knocked the officer to the ground.

Photo courtesy of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

With the initial officer pinned under Grant, the second officer arrived at the bedroom and, after attempting to pull Grant off the initial officer, deployed her Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW) with minimal effect.  The second officer then attempted to apply a bilateral carotid control hold on Grant.  Instead, Grant turned his attention to the second officer and punched her in the head, which resulted in a concussion.

While Grant was actively fighting the two officers, a third police officer arrived on-scene.  Like the second officer, the third officer utilized his CEW with minimal effect.  As this was occurring, the initial officer was able to break free from Grant, who had him and the second officer pinned to the ground.  As Grant was swinging and kicking at the officers, the initial officer tried to control Grants feet and was kicked in the chest.

The third officer was able to successfully apply a bilateral carotid control hold on Grant, which rendered him temporarily unconscious.  As officers were placing Grant in handcuffs, he regained consciousness and continued to fight officers.  Two additional officers and a supervisor arrived at the residence to assist.

In all, six police officers were needed to take Grant into custody.  Grant was treated by medical personnel at the residence before being transported to a local hospital for observation.  Upon his release from the hospital, Grant was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on three counts of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, six counts of Resisting Arrest, three counts of Disorderly Conduct, and one count of Criminal Damage.  

Three officers were transported to a local hospital for their injuries and were later released.

Grant remains in custody on a $5,000 bond.