At about 3 a.m. on November 12th, a Campbell County Sheriff's Deputy was in Smith's Grocery Store when he spotted a 43-year-old male wanted on an active warrant for failure to appear for a preliminary hearing, related to an aggravated assault charge. Under Sheriff Scott Matheny said the suspect began to evade the officer in the grocery store.
“The deputy ordered him to stop. He did not comply. The deputy chased him to the front door, where he caught up with him and grabbed him, he tackled him, and they went to the ground just outside of Smith's.”---Matheny
The suspect broke free and the deputy used his TASER to once again bring the suspect to the ground. After being on the ground, the suspect allegedly began to resist again and reach into his pockets.
“The deputy was able to get some control; of him but at that point, drew his gun, and told him that he needed to stop what he was doing, and quit struggling or he would be shot.”---Matheny
Matheny said the suspect complied with the warning, and was hand cuffed before being searched. In the man’s pockets, deputies found a broken methamphetamine pipe, as well as a straight edged razor. The suspect was arrested and taken to the Campbell County Detention Center.