A Knoxville man who allegedly fought with officers and was carrying a box cutter and pole while acting erratically was charged with committing an act of terrorism after threatening to blow up Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge with dynamite and shoot everyone inside with a shotgun, court records said.
Agey C. Stamey II, 40, of Asheville Highway, was charged with the one count of commission of an act of terrorism and two counts of assault. He was arrested Friday, January 12, and remained jailed in the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton on Tuesday, with his bond set at $110,000.
Affidavits filed in Anderson County General Session Court in Oak Ridge said Oak Ridge Police Department Officer Tim Nguyen checked on the welfare of a white man wearing a brown jacket and red hat who was carrying a pole and acting erratically while walking on East Tennessee Avenue behind Methodist Medical Center on January 12.
Two ORPD officers found Stamey, who matched the description that had been given, near the front of Methodist Medical Center on East Vance Road, the affidavits said. Officers took the pole away from Stamey for safety reasons, the affidavits said. Stamey gave officers permission to search him for weapons, and they removed the box cutter, according to the affidavits.
“Due to his aggressive behavior, officers went to detain the defendant, and the defendant fought the officers,” the affidavits said.
After Stamey was detained, an emergency medical crew advised that he be taken to the emergency room at MMC to be treated, the affidavits said.
While in the emergency room, Stamey said he intended to return and “blow the place up,” according to the affidavits.
“The defendant continued and stated, ‘I’m going to come back with dynamite and a shotgun, and I’m going to blow this place up and shoot everyone in it,” the affidavits said.
Committing an act of terrorism is a Class A felony in Tennessee.
The assault warrants said Stamey struck ORPD Officer Derek Burchfield in the face when officers tried to detain him. The warrants said Stamey kicked ORPD Officer Matthew Johnston in the emergency room while Johnston was trying to take pictures of Stamey for evidence.
“The defendant kicked Officer Johnston and had to be restrained,” the affidavits said. “When Officer Johnston asked the defendant why he tried to kick the officer, the defendant replied, ‘I did kick you!'”
Stamey had one court appearance in Anderson County General Sessions Court in Oak Ridge on Tuesday, January 23, and he has a status hearing at 1 p.m. March 20.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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