A MAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER CALLING 911 TO TURN HIMSELF IN AND THEN HOLDING A KNIFE TO HIS NECK
A man has been arrested after calling police to turn himself in and holding a knife to his neck during a standoff. The Johnson City Police Department reports that 38-year-old Joenathan Castle, of Elizabethton, called 911 to turn himself in on Tuesday because of an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Virginia. Officers arrived at a home in the 2800 block of South Roan Street at 2:23 p.m. and saw Castle with his right hand in his short pocket and appeared to be holding something in his pocket. Castle was asked to remove his hand from his pocket, but he did not comply with the request. He then made suicidal comments and drew a knife, which he then put up to his neck as he made more suicidal statements. Officers were able to persuade Castle to put down the knife and was taken into custody. He was charged with fugitive from justice because his outstanding warrant out of Bristol, Virginia was confirmed with full extradition, so he was transported to the Washington County Detention Center. He is being held for a bond hearing and is scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday afternoon.
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