Blount Co. deputies at home of man in custody following standoff Tuesday night. 6/19/12
Charges have been filed against a man who engaged in a stand-off with Blount Co. deputies after officials say he threatened several neighbors with a knife.
David Frederick Mauffray, 48, is behind bars at the Blount County Jail charged with aggravated assault and one count of aggravated burlgary after engaging in a stand-off with deputies Tuesday night.
According to a press release from the Blount County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a home on Villa Court around 10:30 a.m. on an aggravated assault call. There a man told deputies Mauffray threated him and his roommate with a knife saying he was going to burn their house down.
The deputies then talked to a neighbor of Mauffray on Atchley Drive who said he came into her home against her wishes with a knife. When she told him to leave, they say he stabbed the knife into a table and tried to put his jar of moonshine into her fridge. When he was asked to leave again, she says he pulled the knife from the table and left.
Mauffray then refused to come out of his home shouting obscenities at deputies while negotiations continued for an hour and a half. When Mauffray did step onto his porch, deputies took him into custody.
His bond was set at $20,000. He is also being held without bond for probation violations and attachmnets.
A man is in custody in Blount County after a police stand-off late Tuesday night.
Deputies responded to Atchley Drive around 11:00 p.m.
The Blount County Sheriff's Office says a man threatened his neighbor with a knife.
When deputies arrived on scene the suspect had returned to his house.
Marian O'Briant, the spokeswoman for the Blount County Sheriff's Office, says the suspect was in his house with his mother at the time, but he refused to leave his home.
For an hour, deputies surrounded the house and tried to get him to come out.
Eventually, he came out, police tazed him, and took him into custody.
"He was said to have a weapon, lives with his mother who is 74. For her safety and those around her. We needed to get him in custody," said O'Briant.
O'Briant says the suspect will likely face three charges of aggravated assault and one count of aggravated burglary.
Two of those according to O'Briant could be processed as hate crimes because the suspect said several racial slurs.
Additionally, the suspect had four outstanding warrants and will face four more counts for that.
The standoff happened near Denso Manufacturing Tennessee.
Because of that, police had to divert traffic for several workers heading into work at that time.