Sullivan County

Update: Deputies catch wanted man after Blountville neighborhood search

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. - The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office says they captured a man they considered  'armed and dangerous.'

Sheriff Wayne Anderson tells us the man is Larry Allen Stumbo, who they issued an arrest warrant for early on Friday after they say he violated his probation. Stumbo was originally charged with burglary and vandalism over $1,000. 

Sheriff Anderson tells us Stumbo tried to break into a home on Blountville Bypass around 7:30 p.m. on Friday. We're told deputies pursued him past the Food City shopping center and across the highway.

Sheriff Anderson says Stumbo was waving what looked like a gun, which he dropped before crossing the highway.

Deputies used K-9 units in the search. We're told deputies discovered the gun Stumbo dropped with the help of a police dog.

Sheriff Anderson says Stumbo then ran into the woods where they found him laying on the ground. We're told they transported him from the scene in an ambulance.

Virginia State Police used their helicopter to help Sheriff's deputies. Bristol Police and the Tennessee Highway Patrol were also on scene.

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office tells us Larry Allen Stumbo is charged with public intoxication, evading arrest, unlawful carrying of a weapon, and failure to appear.

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