Siam man arrested after threatening officers with knife

By Abby Morris
Star Staff
A Siam man was arrested Wednesday night and charged with aggravated assault after he threatened law enforcement officers who were responding to a disturbance call at his residence.
Ryan Patrick Honeycutt, 25, 348 H. Heaton Road, Apt. 7, was charged with four counts of aggravated assault after he threatened to kill two law enforcement officers, a K-9 unit and his landlord with a knife.
Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Sarah Ryan, her K-9 partner Sgt. Kabor and Tennessee Constable Harvey Shaffer responded to the disturbance call at the residence on H. Heaton Road at approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday, according to a report by Ryan. "Upon (my) arrival, Constable Shaffer was on scene at Apartment 7 involved in a confrontation with a subject, identified as Ryan Honeycutt, who had a knife drawn back at the shoulder," Ryan states in her report. "(I) saw Honeycutt standing in the doorway in a rage yelling that he would kill Constable Shaffer and the apartment landlord, A.E. Gentry."
According to Ryan's report, when Honeycutt saw her and Sgt. Kabor approaching the apartment, he shouted that he would kill her and the K-9 officer as well before re-entering his residence. "He slammed the door, locked it and continued yelling profanities and threats against officers. He then presented himself at the window, displaying the knife, and repeated his intentions to kill (me) and K-9 Kabor."
Ryan stated that she could see a female inside the residence at that time and got keys from the landlord to access the apartment. As she opened the door, Honeycutt abruptly opened the door from the inside.
At that point, Ryan took Honeycutt into custody. "As he was being handcuffed he continued taunting K-9 Kabor and threatening to kill all involved as well as to burn the residence of A.E. Gentry," she states in her report. "He spat on (me) and K-9 Kabor as he was being escorted to the patrol vehicle. He was given a dose of Freeze P to his facial area to assist in subduing him."
Honeycutt was transported to the Carter County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on Oct. 28.