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By Edward Lewis elewis@timesleader.comStaff Writer
DURYEA - Police apprehended a man on domestic violence charges who claimed he is the "beast of the streets" after he slammed a door on an officer's hand, according to arrest records.

David Behm, 30, of Pond Street, Duryea, was arraigned Wednesday in Wilkes-Barre Central Court on charges of simple assault, assault upon a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and harassment. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.
According to the criminal complaint:
Police investigated a domestic assault involving a woman at Behm's residence at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. A woman told police Behm punched her in the face causing an injury to her mouth.
An officer approached the front door at Behm's residence in which he slammed shut, saying "(Expletive) you, I'm not coming out and you can't come in."
Police said in the criminal complaint Behm refused commands to open the door. An officer kicked the door open and Behm slammed it shut on an officer's hand, the criminal complaint says.
A struggled ensued with the officer and Behm falling off the porch steps. After an unsuccessful electronic stun by a Taser, Behm stood up yelling, "That Taser did nothing to me, I'm the beast of the streets up here. I run this town," according to the criminal complaint.
Behm was apprehended with assistance from Avoca police.
A paramedic treated the officer at the scene.
Behm told police the woman attacked him and he only scratched her while they were having sex, the criminal complaint says.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled on June 22 before District Judge Fred Pierantoni.
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