Sheriff's Deputy Arrests Man After He Held People Hostage

A Harlan County Sheriff's Deputy had to use a Taser gun on a man that was holding several people hostage inside a house.

The Harlan County sheriff says 37-year-old Rodney Thacker held four people at knife point at his mother's house in Evarts on Saturday and threatened to kill family members and police.

The sheriff says when Thacker lunged at Deputy David Williams, Williams had to use a taser.

No one was injured.

Thacker faces numerous charges including assault of an officer.

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