Shot fired as Sharpsburg man struggles with authorities during raid


March 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Lenox Police Department says no one was injured when a Sharpsburg man struggled with authorities Thursday, as they were executing a search warrant. Police Chief Jon Huggins says at around 8:30-a.m., Lenox Police, along with deputies with the Adams, Taylor and Ringgold County Sheriffs offices, the Tri-County drug Task Force and the State Patrol, served a search warrant at 707 West Nebraska Street.

The warrant was the result of a drug investigation, and an attempt to locate a convicted sex offender believed living at that address, who was in violation of registration requirements. As Officers entered the residence a man identified as 31-year old Aric Alan Clayton, of Sharpsburg, fought with an officer and allegedly attempted to take the officers’ service weapon. During the struggle the weapon discharged, sending one round into a wall.

After a Taser was deployed, Clayton was taken into custody on felony charges of Interference with official acts, Assault on a Police Officer, and Disarming a Police Officer. He was transported to the Taylor County Jail and held on $20,000 bond.