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Deputies use Taser to subdue man with backpack full of ammo shouting about wanting his gun back

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Teavy Tith (Source: SCSO) Teavy Tith (Source: SCSO)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies said they used a Taser to subdue a man armed with a hatchet Monday night in Spartanburg County.

Deputies said they were initially called to Dakota Street about someone pointing a gun at people. A second 911 call came in saying that someone had taken the gun away. A third call came in before deputies arrived and advised that a person was now armed with a machete.

When deputies arrived, they said they found Teavy Tith, 31, hiding a hatchet behind him.

The deputies ordered him to drop the ax but he did not. Instead, deputies said he cursed and said multiple times that he wanted his gun back.

A deputy pointed a gun at Tith, who then turned and walked away. Deputies said they followed him behind several house and onto Wood Street, where they used a Taser to take Tith down.

Deputies said Tith was also carrying a backpack with an extended pistol magazine, a box of ammo, and several unspent rounds.

Tith was cited for public disorderly conduct and charged with resisting arrest with a deadly weapon.

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