Bellmead: Man accused of threatening officers with knife indicted

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BELLMEAD, Texas (KWTX) A Groesbeck man was named in an indictment Wednesday charging three counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer, and one count each of possession of a controlled substance/methamphetamine and evading arrest or detention with a prior conviction.

Scott Erwin Rutherford, 53, is in custody in the McLennan County jail where he remains under $171,000 bond on the list of charges.

Rutherford was arrested on Sept. 21 after confronting three Bellmead officers with a knife when they tried to arrest him at a house in the 200 block of Calvary Street, police said.

The officers were executing a felony warrant for Rutherford issued in Limestone County.

He first tried to flee from the officers, and then confronted three of them with a knife, Bellmead police Lt. Kory Martin said at the time of the arrest.

Officers said they believed Rutherford was trying to entice them into using deadly force, but a stun gun ended the confrontation.