Call Results In Standoff With Deputies

Monday 4 August 2008A call about a dog led to the arrest of a local man and a standoff with Sheriff’s Deputies. Cannon County Sheriff’s Deputy John Fesmire was dispatched to Cunningham Road in reference to a family dispute over a dog. On his way to the call Fesmire received word that the suspect Roy Stratton age 75 of Cunningham Road was armed and sitting in his vehicle. After arriving at the scene Fesmire encountered Stratton and ordered him out of the vehicle. Stratton refused to exit and Fesmire took cover when he saw a gun. Other deputies soon arrived on the scene and Stratton exited his vehicle and pointed his .44 magnum pistol at the deputies. According to documents Stratton raised his gun at officers several times and refused to surrender taking cover being several abandoned vehicles on the property. After about 30 minutes of deputies ordering Stratton to put his weapons down and surrender he did. Stratton was then immediately arrested and taken into custody. Stratton is charged with seven counts of aggravated assault on law enforcement officers and is currently being held in the Cannon County Jail in lieu of $350 000.00 bond. He will appear before General Sessions Judge Susan Melton on August 19th.