Man Armed with Knife & Hammer Arrested for Advancing on Deputies
A 40-year man from Marceline, MO has been charged with felony weapons offences after he reportedly advanced on Callaway County deputies and Highway Patrol troopers with a knife and hammer.
The Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney has charged 40-year old William Cash with Unlawful Use of a Weapon (felony), Assault, and Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. Cash is currently in the custody at the Randolph County Jail in Huntsville, MO.
The Callaway County Sheriff's office says the charges are the result of a weapons related disturbance in the 4200 block of Mac Road, just north of Fulton, that occurred on February 22.
Deputies had initially responded to the neighborhood for a disturbance complaint involving Cash. Upon deputy arrival, Cash had fled the immediate scene.
As deputies were searching for Cash, they encountered him in the area. Cash was reportedly armed with a large knife and hammer.
Cash engaged in a 28 minute standoff with Callaway County deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers. A nearby residence was evacuated for the safety of the residents.
Cash then made movement toward the deputies and troopers with the knife, at which time, a Callaway County deputy used a Taser weapon to subdue Cash, who was then taken into custody.
It was also determined Cash was a wanted fugitive in Randolph County for felony probation violation.
Cash was taken to a Columbia area hospital for medical treatment throughout the weekend, and released in the late evening on Sunday (Feb 24), then transferred to the Callaway County Jail.
On Monday (Feb 25), Cash was transferred to the Randolph County Jail for incarceration based on local charges.