James Rolly Ingram
ROGERSVILLE — A Rogersville man who refused to drop a knife when three deputies came to arrest him on a child support warrant Saturday night was arraigned Monday in Hawkins County Sessions Court on three counts of aggravated assault and resisting arrest.
As of Wednesday evening, James Rolly Ingram, 36, 1631 E. Main St., Apt. 119, Rogersville, remained held in the Hawkins County jail on $30,000 bond. He will appear again before Sessions Judge J. Todd Ross on Sept. 9 for a preliminary hearing.
Shortly before 8:30 p.m. Saturday, three Hawkins County deputies, Cpl. Shawn Williams, Deputy Wesley Seal and Reserve Deputy Mitch Hunley, went to Ingram’s home to serve an arrest warrant for failure to pay child support.
Deputies knocked for about 10 minutes before Ingram’s girlfriend, Lisa Carol Fugate, answered the door and allegedly stated Ingram wasn’t home.
“I asked her to turn a light on due to the fact that no lights were in the apartment and it was dark,” Williams stated in his report. “Lisa turned on the light in the living room, and I then went in the door. As I entered the door I looked behind the door and noticed a white male holding an open knife.”
Williams said he ordered Ingram to drop the knife three times, but Ingram refused.
“I took Mr. Ingram to the ground, and he was still trying to struggle and get away,” Williams added. “Deputy Seals struck Mr. Ingram a few times in the leg with his baton to try to get him to comply. Reserve Deputy Hunley assisted as well. Mr. Ingram finally stated, ‘I’m done.’”
Ingram was treated for injuries at the Hawkins County Memorial Hospital prior to being booked into jail.
Fugate, 51, same address, was charged with filing a false report and released on $3,000 bond.