A 44-year-old man allegedly held a woman hostage with a hammer and reportedly charged at fugitive recovery agents in Powell on Wednesday, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said.
There were two Anderson County warrants for Rickey Moore, including a failure to appear, and bail bondsman fugitive recovery agents reported he was holding a woman hostage with a hammer inside a home on Bison Court at about 3:42 p.m. Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Moore refused to surrender to the bail agents and reportedly charged at them with a hammer, the Sheriff’s Office said.
“That is when the agents called our office,” said Tyler Mayes, director of administrative services for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
“Prior to our arrival, the bonding agents deployed a gas agent to clear the home, but the subject again refused to surrender,” Mayes said. “Our deputies arrived on scene and entered the residence with gas masks. Moore was located holding the female up against the wall. Our deputies freed the victim, and Moore then began resisting arrest. He was quickly detained and transported to our jail.”
In addition to his outstanding warrants, Moore is being charged with three counts of aggravated assault, domestic assault, and resisting arrest, Mayes said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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