Sheriff: Man resisting Jackson Co. deputies had gun hidden in waistband

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A man already wanted for multiple crimes is facing new charges after an incident in Jackson County on Saturday, according to the local sheriff’s office. 

Captain Dennis Thrasher and Deputy Roy Shepherd were responding to a report of a suspicious person on McCoinsville Road when they came into contact with Daniel Shivers. 

Officers reportedly found Shivers laying on his bank near the intersection with a backpack and portable nylon ladder strapped to his back.

According to officials, Shivers claimed he did not have any identification on his person and told the deputies his name was “Daniel Martin” and gave a date of birth. However, they were quickly able to figure out what he said was not true. 

After further questioning by the deputies, Shivers admitted to his true identity. 

A warrants check revealed that Shivers was wanted in Sumner County. 

When deputies began to pat down Shivers and initiate an arrested, officials say, he tried to fight them off and was eventually taken to the ground. That’s when he allegedly attempted to reach for a handgun hidden in his waistband. 

Deputies were able to secure the weapon and cuff Shivers after tasing him several times, officials say. 

The gun recovered from Shivers was also reported stolen in Putnam County. 

Shivers was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, criminal impersonation, felony theft by possession of stolen property. He was booked in the Jackson Co. Jail on a $15,000 bond. Additional charges for narcotics possession and paraphernalia are expected once confirmation is received from the TBI Crime Lab. 

However, officials acknowledge that “Shivers is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.”

Officials also thanked Chief Mike Head from the Gainesboro Police Department, Firefighter Clifton Douglas and Jackson Co. Chief Deputy Chris Carter for also responding to the scene and helping take Shivers into custody. 

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