Armed man surrenders to deputies


One man, Tyler Hult, was arrested by Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) late last Tuesday night without incident, despite being armed at the time of deputies’ arrival.


Leading up to the arrest, ECSO had criminal warrants out for Hult. The suspect had made threats against law enforcement if an arrest was to be attempted and was known to carry a revolver.


At approximately 7:24 p.m. on May 11, the local sheriff’s office was notified that Hult was seen in a Dodge truck on Longbay Drive. Deputies arrived to find the truck parked in the yard. Furthermore, responding deputies determined that Hult was armed inside a camper parked there.


Commands issued to Hult by deputies were ignored. Thus, at around 8 p.m., Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer called Sheriff Noel Brown of Bulloch County and requested the emergency response team.


While the ERT was arriving, Hult surrendered the firearm to a friend. A short time later, he surrendered to local deputies.


He was taken to Emanuel County Jail and charged with two counts aggravated assault, one count false imprisonment, one count terroristic threats, one count damage to property, and four counts cruelty to children.

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