Man arrested after being found standing in roadway with a knife

By Abby Morris
Star Staff

   A Hampton man was arrested Thursday morning after law enforcement officers found him standing in the middle of the roadway holding a weapon.
   Michael Bise, 26, 317 First Ave., Hampton, was arrested around 9 a.m. on Thursday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Lt. Mike Fraley and charged with going armed and possession of Schedule II narcotics.
   According to reports, Fraley was on routine patrol on U.S. Highway 321 en route to the Elk Mills community when he saw Bise standing in the road near Norris Cemetery. "I observed (Bise) who was standing in the middle of the roadway with a knife in one hand and a tire jack in the other hand," Fraley states in his report. "I exited my car, and the individual started walking toward me, and I unholstered my weapon and ordered him to the ground."
   Fraley and CCSD Deputies Steve Lewis and Chuck Madgett retrieved the weapons from Bise and conducted a pat down search for safety reasons. During the search, Fraley found a prescription medication bottle containing methadone which had been prescribed to an individual other than Bise.
   The officers asked Bise why he was standing in the roadway holding the knife and tire jack. "He stated that he was 'looking for six men in camouflage' in the trees," Fraley said. "He appeared to me that he was hallucinating."
   Bise was placed under arrest "for his safety and the safety of the public" according to Fraley's report. He is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on May 10.