Man cuts his own throat during Catoosa County hostage incident
A man is in the hospital in after he allegedly cut his own throat during a hostage situation Saturday night, Feb. 11, in Ringgold.
According to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department, the incident occurred Saturday about 6:18 p.m. at the Mega Star 4 gas station at the corner of Mt. Pisgah Road and Alabama Highway.
Deputies were dispatched to the scene after receiving a call that a man was trying to cut people with glass and had taken a hostage inside the store, reports show.
When deputies arrived, 19-year-old Jacob Elbert Gregory was the only person inside the store.
Witnesses told officers that he'd broken wine bottles and started cutting himself in the throat area.
Deputies carefully entered the store and found Gregory lying floor covered in blood.
"Mr. Gregory was bleeding from his neck," Deputy Coby Cunningham said.
Gregory actually jumped up at deputies multiple times and was tased twice before officers were able to get him safely detained, reports show.
Gregory was taken to Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton for medical treatment.
His mother also arrived at the scene and told detectives she hadn't seen her son since the day before.
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