Man Faces Charges For Causing Knox County Standoff


UPDATED: Tuesday October 8, 2013 4:41 PM

A man who held authorities off by threatening suicide now been indicted by a Knox County grand jury on a number of charges.

Anthony R. Ferrell, 31, faces charges of escape, inducing panic, possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence and firearms offenses.

According to the indictment, Ferrell was pulled over on U.S. Route 36 on Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Ferrell allegedly pulled out a handgun from his waistband and ran into a nearby field, when deputies started to search his vehicle.

Police say Ferrell then held the gun at his chest, threatening suicide.

The standoff lasted several hours.

Ferrell eventually surrendered, but he is accused of swallowing two baggies of cocaine that had been hidden in his sock.

He is scheduled for arraignment on Oct. 25.

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