A wanted fugitive was arrested Wednesday afternoon in a joint operation by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department and the Oak Ridge Police Department. The operation involved the deployment of the ORPD SWAT team at a home on Robertsville Road.
ACSD Chief Deputy Mark Lucas said deputies received information that Jesse Lee Shackelford, 32, was in the home. Shackelford was wanted on seven outstanding warrants that included felony charges and was reported to be armed with a handgun, Lucas said.
Deputies and officers surrounded the home, and ORPD SWAT was called to the scene. ORPD SWAT members entered the residence and arrested Shackelford without incident, Lucas said. He said Shackelford was found to be armed with not one but two handguns.
Additional charges for drug and weapons offenses will be forthcoming, Lucas said. Shackelford was also wanted in Knox County on warrants.
Lucas said Shackelford has a lengthy arrest record that includes several felonies.
“This was a well-executed, successful operation by members of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department and the Oak Ridge Police Department resulting in the arrest of an armed wanted fugitive,” Lucas said. “Our thanks to the Oak Ridge Police Department for their assistance in this case.”
The ORPD sent out a text alert that Robertsville Road was blocked at Rand Circle and Mississippi Avenue, just east of Linden Elementary School, at 4:08 p.m. They announced the road was clear an hour later, at 5:02 p.m.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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