Man arrested after allegedly trying to run over another man, refusing to surrender for hours

Published 2:18 pm Wednesday, January 10, 2024

A man was arrested for aggravated assault after allegedly attempting to run over another man, followed by a couple of hours of tactical intervention to get him to surrender peacefully.

According to a LaGrange Police Department press release, Jeraud Ferguson attempted to strike another man with his vehicle Wednesday morning on Swason Street. Officers responded to the scene at 7:30 a.m. According to the press release, officers also spoke with another witness to the incident who confirmed Ferguson was driving aggressively and tried to run over Dudley.

Officers went to Ferguson’s residence and tried to speak with him about the alleged incident, but he would not come to the door.

The Criminal Investigations Section responded and a detective was able to speak with Ferguson on the telephone. However, he refused to speak about the incident and refused to exit his residence. An  arrest warrant was issued for Ferguson for aggravated assault.

Based on the circumstances, the LaGrange Police Department’s Emergency Services Unit was called to the scene. After two hours of negotiations and tactical intervention, Ferguson surrendered peacefully.

Nobody in this incident was injured. Ferguson was transported to the Troup County Jail charged with aggravated assault and additional charges pending.