A man who barricaded himself in a house in Anderson County on Wednesday was apprehended after he fell through a ceiling as officers tried to remove him, authorities said.
The incident started just after 5 p.m. Wednesday. An Anderson County Sheriff’s Department officer who was patrolling the area spotted the subject, William Sharp, in the yard at 388 Boyer Road in Andersonville, according to a statement from Tyler Mayes, director of administrative services for the Sheriff’s Department.
The officer knew that Sharp had an active violation of probation warrant in Union County, the statement said.
“When the officer pulled into the residence to make contact with the subject, he ran into the home and barricaded himself inside the attic,” the statement said. “Mr. Sharp was the only subject barricaded in the home.”
After multiple attempts to get Sharp to surrender, officers entered the home to extract him, the statement said.
“In an attempt to evade, the subject fell through the ceiling and was immediately apprehended,” the statement said. “The subject was not injured in the fall.”
Anderson County Sheriff Russell Barker was at the scene tonight and gave strong praise to those involved, the statement said.
“Incidences such as we experienced tonight are difficult because of the unpredictable behavior of the subject,” Barker said. “Seeing the teamwork, communication, and shared vision of those who worked the scene tonight was truly inspiring.”
Sharp is currently on his way to the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton, the statement said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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