Report: Knoxville man arrested after approaching officer with kitchen knife
According to court documents, a Knoxville man was arrested after he reportedly approached an officer wielding a "large kitchen knife."
The officer reported Bradley Sellers was acting "very peculiar and odd" when they arrived at the Walmart in Halls on Sunday. Sellers allegedly had a baby bib tied around his knee, there was a child's bicycle lying in a nearby handicapped parking space and a basketball on the ground.
According to the report, the officer stepped out of their vehicle and yelled for Sellers to turn around. That's when he allegedly looked startled and began approaching the officer with a knife in hand.
The officer drew his weapon and told Sellers to get on the ground, the report said. Sellers then threw the knife on the ground and the officer called for backup.
Sellers reportedly admitted to smoking two grams of crack earlier that day.
According to the report, Sellers gave the arresting officers a false identity and had no identification on his person.
Sellers was taken into custody on charges of public intoxication and criminal impersonation.