KCSO: "Extremely intoxicated" man fires shots toward deputies

Jason Michael Freyaldenholden

CORRYTON, Tenn. (WVLT) -- According to a Knox County Sheriff's Office report, a Corryton man was arrested Wednesday after firing shots from multiple weapons toward deputies.

Neighbors of Jason Michael Freyaldenhoven called police with concerns saying Freyaldenhoven was "extremely intoxicated and shooting guns." Another neighbor reported sounds of a woman screaming coming from inside his house on Shipe Road. Complaints filed said neighbors "felt unsafe" due to Freyaldenhoven shooting recklessly in unsafe directions.

When deputies arrived on the scene, Freyaldenhoven did not answer the front door. As deputies walked toward the backyard to search for him, they heard a shot fired from inside the house. The deputies shouted "Put down the gun! Sheriff's Office!"

Freyaldenhoven put the barrel of a gun out the basement door of the house and fired recklessly across Washington Pike. Deputies were able to take cover, then engaged in a standoff with Freyaldenhoven. According to the report, at one point Freyaldenhoven opened the front door and fired a pistol multiple times in the deputies' general direction.

After around one hour, Freyaldenhoven exited the basement door and deputies were able to take him into custody without incident.