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Ross County – Man Tased after Machette Threat, Said He Was Sent By God


Ross County – A man was arrested and charged after threatening a man with a Machete.

According to the Ross County Sheriff’s Department, they were dispatched to Kinnamon Lane about a male carrying a Machete. Upon arrival, officers located the suspect at a nearby church. The suspect displayed signs of distress and made statements suggesting he believed he was God or an Angel on a mission. Officers attempted to establish rapport, but the suspect was not receptive and expressed distrust towards them. The man-made statements that the police were working with the devil.

Based on the totality of the circumstances, including the suspect’s statements, actions involving potentially dangerous weapons, and known history of mental illness, officers determined the suspect posed a risk to themselves and others. After the suspect refused to comply with officers’ requests and attempted to flee, a non-lethal Taser was deployed to safely stop their resistance. A search of the suspect revealed a makeshift pistol zip gun, and a broken glass bubble used for consuming drugs.

The suspect identified as 30-year-old Earl Anderson II was transported to the local jail and booked on agg menacing, drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, carrying concealed weapon, having weapons under disability, using weapons while intoxicated, and unlawful possession of a dangerous ordnance.