CATHEDRAL CITY (CBS) —  A Cathedral City woman’s ex-boyfriend broke into her home, tried to kidnap her and then later fought with officers, a police spokesman said Sunday.

David Rush, 40, is accused of breaking into his ex’s home at about 11:20 a.m. Saturday in the 31200 block of Landau Boulevard. He tried to force her to leave with him, but she refused to go, according to Cathedral City police Sgt. Corwin de Veas.

When she attempted to call 911, Rush allegedly punched her so hard that he knocked her out, and then he fled with her cell phone.

At about 2:15 p.m., two officers located Rush at Ramon Road and Date Palm Drive.

When officers tried to arrest him, they say Rush resisted and began to fight them. The suspect grabbed the officer’s baton and began hitting him with it before the second officer used a Taser to subdue Rush, de Veas said.

Rush was arrested and booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning for suspicion of spousal battery, attempted kidnapping, assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, possession of a dangerous weapon, and breaking and entry with intent to commit a felony.

Rush was held in lieu of $1 million bail, and a court date was set for Wednesday in Indio, jail records showed.

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