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News Warrant service leads to assault

William SheffieldAn attempt to serve warrants at a Horseshoe Ridge Rd. residence led to an assault on a Macon County Detective and a subsequent arrest.

The incident took place last Wednesday afternoon when Detective Tim Holland went to serve a warrant on 34 year old William Dale Sheffield for failure to appear in court. According to Sheriff Robert Holland, when approached, Sheffield put his hands into a vehicle and as a result was ordered to show his hands by the officer. Upon this request he attempted to flee the scene with the officer giving chase. The two began to struggle when the suspect started trying to hit the pursuing officer. A knife became involved.

“Both individuals are extremely lucky that they didn't get seriously injured,” said Holland. “It was a struggle that lasted a few minutes and during that time, those minutes may seem like an eternity. I'm very grateful that it ended as well as it did, because it could have been much worse.”

When things began to get out of hand, Detective Holland radioed for backup that was on the scene very quickly said Sheriff Holland.

“After the suspect was apprehended, Detective Holland was transported to the hospital to be treated for minor cuts and abrasions and Sheffield was transported to the detention center. He was disruptive even when he got there. He continued to fight throughout the evening and the night. He got in trouble multiple times and was also acting up during court the next day.”

Along with failure to appear in court charges, Sheffield is also charged with injury to personal property, resisting a public officer, assault inflicting injury on an officer, malicious conduct by a prisoner, carrying a concealed weapon, and assault with a deadly weapon on a government official. He is currently being held at Macon County Detention Center on a $21,000 bond. His next court date is scheduled for June 27.





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