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HCSO Responds to Barricaded Suspect on Jackson Road in Apison, TN


Hamilton County, TN - Earlier this afternoon at approximately 11:00 am, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to 5018 Jackson Road in Apison, Tennessee, on the report of an assault. Upon arrival, a male suspect involved in the assault barricaded himself in the residence and refused to comply with deputy commands.

Due to the nature of the situation, HCSO SWAT and Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT) personnel responded to the incident. HCSO SWAT personnel utilized OC gas and flash bangs in an attempt to safely persuade the suspect to surrender.

After approximately four hours, HCSO personnel were able to bring the suspect, Jonathan Erik Allen (Born 1978), safely into custody without incident.

Allen is facing numerous charges pertaining to today’s incident.

The HCSO would like to thank HCEMS, Tri-Community Fire Department, HC911, and HCEMA for their assistance with this incident.

No further details are available at this time.

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