On March 2nd, Sevier County Deputy Matt Webb was patrolling in Lockesburg when he witnessed a suspect with an active warrant sitting on the front porch of a residence on East Main Street.
Webb pulled into the driveway, but the suspect, 36-year-old Curtis Ayers of Lockesburg ran into the house. Webb knocked on the door, but Ayers would not come to the door.
Webb contacted the sheriff's office and Chief Deputy Chad Dowdle obtained a search warrant for the residence. Other deputies were dispatched to the house to ensure the suspect did not flee.
At 10:40 a.m., Dowdle arrived with the warrant and deputies executed the warrant by knocking the door down after no one would open the door. Inside the house, deputies made contact with Ashley Ayers who was taken into custody and charged for hindering apprehension.
Curtis Ayers was found in the bedroom and was taken into custody without any further incident. Curtis Ayers was arrested on the active warrant and then charged with fleeing #2.
After his arrest, a hold was put on Ayers by the Howard County Sheriff's Office for an outstanding warrant in their county.