Knoxville homeless man accused of staging hostage situation

Police say a homeless man was arrested Friday for making a false report to get money for drugs.

Zachery Logsdon

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Police say a homeless man was arrested Friday for making a false report to get money for drugs.

They say they received a complaint from a woman saying her son, 25-year-old Zachery Logsdon, had texted her saying he was being held against his will by a drug dealer. If he couldn't come up with $200, he would be killed.

Officers say the mother asked repeatedly if Logsdon was telling the truth because apparently he's claimed to have been a hostage before to get money.

She called 911 and investigators arranged a meeting place to drop off the cash.

When they approached him, they say he ran off but was arrested after a short chase.

Logsdon is charged with Filing a False Report and Resisting Stop, Frisk, and Halt and Arrest.


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