OAKLAND — A 22-year-old Oakland man was arrested twice on assault charges in three hours early Saturday.

Joseph R. Johnson, of 11 Center St., was shocked with a stun gun during his first encounter with police Saturday because he wouldn’t submit to arrest, said Oakland police Capt. Rick Stubbert.

Johnson first came to the attention of police at 12:10 a.m., when an assault was reported at American Legion Decker-Simmons Post 51 on Church Street.

When Officer David Savage arrived, he saw a fight erupt and Johnson commit an assault, Stubbert said

Johnson then fled, but Savage chased and caught him, the captain said.

“Johnson refused to submit to arrest, and he was ultimately Tased,” Stubbert said.

Johnson was charged with assault and refusing to submit to arrest or detention, Stubbert said. There is also an investigation into an alleged assault that happened before Savage arrived, he said.

After Johnson was released on bail, he was arrested a second time after police were called about 3:16 a.m. in connection with a domestic assault on Center Street reportedly involving Johnson, Stubbert said.

When Savage arrived at the home, however, Johnson was gone, Stubbert said.

The officer spotted Johnson on West School Street a short time later and again arrested him, charging him with domestic-violence assault and violating condition of release.

“I don’t believe he resisted that time,” Stubbert said.

Beth Staples — 861-9252

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