RICHMOND -- A Richmond man accused of beating his girlfriend in a domestic incident Tuesday night allegedly wielded a bat, rammed her car and fought with officers before he finally was arrested.

Police eventually used a Taser to subdue 45-year-old Chester Lee Thomas after they were called to the 500 block of Banks Drive just after 7:30 p.m., Richmond police spokesman Officer Nicole Abetkov said. Officers found Thomas down the street after the incident and used a Taser to subdue him after a scuffle, she said.

"They gave him several commands to stop," Abetkov said. "He refused and eventually engaged them."

Thomas' girlfriend was treated at the scene and deemed to be OK, Abetkov said. She was cooperating with police in their investigation.

Police said Thomas is suspected of beating his girlfriend with his hands, then threatening her with a bat. They also said he rammed her car with his during the fight. He was taken to County Jail in Martinez.

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