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Numerous charges are filed against a man in Wayne County

Rodney Esmon
Wayne Co. Sheriff's Dept.
Wayne Co. Sheriff's Dept.
Rodney Esmon

A man faces numerous charges in Wayne County after an incident earlier this month.

Deputies with the Wayne County Sheriff's Department were called to a residence in Sims on June 3 and found 24-year-old Rodney Esmon hiding under a bed. He was taken into custody since he was already wanted on vehicle theft and domestic battery charges. During his arrest, they seized methamphetamine from him.

Deputies then were told Esmon battered and stabbed a woman numerous times with a small pocket knife. Her injuries are considered non-life threatening.

As he was being walked back to his cell in the Wayne County Jail, Esmon ran from staff and attempted to barricade himself behind the booking desk. A Taser was deployed to restrain him. Additional charges will be filed.

Esmon is currently charged with: Aggravated Domestic Battery, Aggravated Unlawful Restraint, Armed Violence, Theft, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Obstructing or Resisting a Peace Officer.

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