Homes were evacuated Tuesday afternoon as bomb techs and other police personnel search the home of a Johnson City man who was found with a large assortment of weapons and ammunition.
ATF, FBI and other federal and state agencies were at the home of Scott Edmisten on Clearwood Drive that contained several more guns, according to Sheriff Ed Graybeal, who noted another item of interest discovered in the suspect's home precipitated a call to clear eight nearby dwellings.
Clearwood Drive is located just a few blocks from Cherokee Elementary School.
More than 900 rounds of ammo and two AR rifles were found in Edmisten's vehicle by police when he was pulled over and charged with speeding on Monday on Old Jonesborough Road. Graybeal said that Edmisten became combative with officers during his questioning and apprehension.
He is currently charged with possession of prohibited weapons, speeding and felony evading. Edmisten is being held without bond and has another court appearance scheduled for Oct. 11.