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HCSO Responds to Physical Altercation Outside Juvenile Court


Hamilton County, TN – On Thursday, November 16, 2023, at approximately 1:20 pm, a fight occurred on the steps of the Hamilton County Juvenile Court Building located at 1600 East 3rd Street. The fight was allegedly between the family members of a suspect and victim in a homicide case. Approximately ten to twelve people were involved in the physical altercation.

The fight was quickly dispersed by HCSO Judicial Security Deputies. During the incident, one of the individuals was tased as he was preparing to strike another person despite being told to stop by deputies.

HCEMS responded to the scene and medically cleared those involved in the altercation. No parties involved wanted to file assault charges and were subsequently told to leave the premises. The individual who was tased was issued a misdemeanor citation for disorderly conduct.

No further information is available at this time.

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