A Hunter man, wanted over three outstanding warrants, was arrested at Kurri Kurri yesterday afternoon.
Police spoke to the resident of a home on Edward Street just after 4 o’clock, when they noticed a man run away.
Police followed on foot and arrested the 25-year-old.
It’s alleged during the arrest the man became violent, and assaulted a senior constable, leaving him with an injured knee.
The 25-year-old also received minor injuries.
He was taken to Maitland Hospital under police guard before he was taken to Cessnock Police Station.
He’s facing a number of charges including three outstanding warrants relating to firearms, assault and traffic offences.
He was refused bail, to appear at Newcastle Bail Court today.