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Armed Man Attempts Home Invasion

By Jessie Williams

David Shane Knight, age 45, was apprehended by Macon County authorities last Thursday, June 15, after trying to enter a home while armed with a shotgun. 


According to Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons, it was around 4 a.m. on June 14 when his department received a call that Knight was attempting to enter a home where he formally resided and fired what the homeowners believed to be a shotgun. 

Upon their arrival, officers were unable to locate Knight but did find a car in the woods registered to his girlfriend. Guns were found by officers inside the vehicle.

“The following day he returned to the residence and was found in the loft of a barn,” the sheriff stated. “Mr. Knight was in possession of a shotgun and made threats that officers would have to shoot him. Fortunately, he was taken into custody without any injury to himself or deputies.”

Sheriff Gammons added that Knight had been previously kicked out of the residence and the homeowners believe he had drugs inside that he was attempting to retrieve. 

Knight was charged with possession of a weapon (while a felon), possession of drug paraphernalia and three counts of reckless endangerment. 

At the time of his arrest, he had two warrants out for his arrest for failure to appear.