A 53-year-old Santa Rosa man was arrested today after resisting arrest and striking a police officer in the face with a tree branch, police said. Gregory Allen Berg was arrested following the incident, which began at about 11:55 a.m. when officers responded to the city’s Doyle Park, located off of Doyle Park Drive, after a report of a suspicious subject, according to police.
After contacting Berg, the officer tried to detain him in handcuffs, but Berg became combative, police said. The officer shot Berg with a Taser gun, but it did not subdue him. Berg then allegedly grabbed a tree branch and struck the officer in the face
with it, according to police. The officer was not injured during the incident. Additional officers arrived to the scene, and a police baton was used to subdue Berg, who was still being combative, police said. Berg was taken to a local hospital and later booked in Sonoma County jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon against a peace officer, resisting arrest, and giving false information to a peace officer, according to police.
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