Police: Man wanted in Georgia arrested in Tennessee hotel

Published 8:44 am Friday, April 3, 2020

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — A man wanted in Georgia on felony terroristic threat charges was arrested in Tennessee after barricading himself inside a hotel room, authorities said.
East Ridge police were called to a Super 8 Hotel in response to a man refusing to leave his room after the check-out time, The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported.
Police said Jim Sanford Hunter, 64, was in the room and told authorities he was armed and would hurt the officers if they came through the door.
Police checked Hunter’s record and realized he had felony warrants out for his arrest on terroristic threat charges in Gordon County, Ga.
East Ridge SWAT team was called in along with a negotiator and after three hours, Hunter left the room and was taken into custody. Police found several rifles, shotguns, handguns and ammunition in the hotel room.
Hunter was taken to the Hamilton County Jail and is awaiting extradition. It’s unclear whether he has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

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