Police stand-off ends peacefully

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A police stand-off with an armed man ended peacefully Tuesday evening.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office arrested Fred Bailey, 46, after a two hour stand-off at the Clark Motel on Clinton Highway. Bailey hid under a camper in the back of the motel. He was armed with a shotgun and 22 rifle.

Deputies were trying to arrest Bailey for a domestic assault charge, but he resisted. He even threatened to shoot the police dog officers sent in.

Bailey surrendered after talking with the SWAT and Negotiations teams for two hours.

Bailey's girlfriend Kelly Hoffman, 42, said Bailey abused her earlier in the day sending her to the hospital to get stitches.

"The officers told me that they would take him to the hospital to get him his help," Hoffman said. "When I first saw him, I told him 'I will always love you and am glad your getting the help that you need,'" Hoffman said.

Hoffman said she's been dating Bailey for 17 years, and that drugs caused his behavior.

Bailey is charged with domestic assault and has a $15,000 bond.


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