A man who fell through his ceiling while fighting with police in his attic has been hit with a battery of charges.
The suspect, Rickey Christopher Fox, 29, is charged with resisting arrest, simple assault and violation of probation. He will face hearing before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke this Tuesday afternoon.
His charges come after police and deputies arrived at his West End Avenue home to serve warrants on him.
“Upon our arrival he barricaded himself in the attic,” said McMinnville police officer Jared Jacobs, noting officers tried to negotiate with him for 40 minutes to get him to come out of the attic.
Deciding the suspect was not coming out of the attic on his own accord, officer Jacobs and officer Joseph Vanbommell went in after him.
“He threatened to kill us,” Jacobs recalled, the threat taken seriously as Fox was tased.
It was during the struggle Fox fell through the ceiling of his home. The fall, however, did not curb his determination to get away as he scrambled out of his residence and led officers on a foot chase.
“He was taken to the ground and physically detained,” Jacobs said, noting officers were able to run down the fleeing suspect.
Police reported finding a glass pipe, often used for ingestion of drugs, on his person. The warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia was thrown out Tuesday because it was not signed.