SUPERIOR — A Superior man who tried to kick a police officer in the groin is facing charges, according to reports.

According to Pinal County Superior Court records, Raymond G. Aldrete, 31, is charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, assault and disorderly conduct.

At 4:50 p.m. on May 12, Superior Police officers responded to a call in the 200 block of North High School Avenue.

A family member at the home told officers that Aldrete had allegedly lunged at her in a bedroom and she had accidentally hit him in the face with her shoe while trying to avoid him. The woman also told officers that Aldrete had some mental health problems.

Aldrete allegedly told officers that the woman struck him in the face with a closed fist. He allegedly admitted to drinking earlier in the day and said that he was drunk at the time of the incident. As officers were talking to Aldrete, he allegedly started to verbally abuse officers, calling them child abusers and rapists.

Officers took Aldrete into custody and transported him to the police station. As they were booking him into the system at the station, Aldrete allegedly attempted to kick an officer in the groin.

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Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa is a reporter covering the city of Casa Grande and the surrounding area, as well as Central Arizona College. She can be reached at sadams@pinalcentral.com.