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HCSO Deputies Respond to a Barricaded Suspect Incident


HCSO Deputies Respond to a Barricaded Suspect Incident

Hamilton County, TN – On Sunday evening, August 28, 2022, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office personnel were dispatched to the 9000 block of West Ridge Trail Road for a call about a potential domestic violence situation involving a barricaded suspect.

After locating the residence, HCSO SWAT responded to the scene and Hostage Negotiation Team began speaking with the suspect who continued to make violent threats. After some time, an entry was made into the residence. The child in the residence was recovered safely and the suspect was taken into custody.

Numerous weapons were also located inside the residence. HCSO would like to thank the Soddy Daisy Police, Hamilton County Communications (911), and Hamilton County EMS for their assistance in this event.

The suspect, Christopher Middleton (born 1971), has been charged with the following:

- Aggravated Burglary

- Simple Assault

- Domestic Assault

- Especially Aggravated Kidnapping

- Aggravated Child Endangerment

- Aggravated Assault

- Possession of a Firearm in the commission of a felony

No additional details are available at this time.

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