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Spring Hill man accused of assaulting deputy

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Published:   |   Updated: May 7, 2013 at 04:25 PM

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A 29-year-old man was charged with four felonies Thursday night following accusations he threatened a deputy with a knife and ordered him to shoot him.

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office responded shortly after 7 p.m. to 12184 Linden Drive following a call about a suicide attempt, according to an arrest affidavit.

Jason Anthony Young was in his kitchen holding a steak knife with a 6-inch blade when Deputy Shawn Liebler showed up, authorities said.

Young stepped toward Liebler and yelled at him to shoot him and when Liebler pulled out his stun gun, the suspect yelled at him to "taze" him, according to the affidavit.

Young tossed the knife into the kitchen sink and walked to his garage, at which time Liebler tried talking him down, deputies said.

Young shoved Liebler and then the suspect was brought to the ground, according to the sheriff's office.

The suspect threw elbows at Liebler and Deputy Adam Harris while on the ground, but both deputies subdued and arrested him, Liebler wrote in his report.

Young was transported to Spring Hill Regional Hospital for medical clearance and then transported to the Hernando County Jail.

He was booked on two counts of resisting arrest with violence and one count each of aggravated assault and battery of a law enforcement officer.

Young sustained a laceration to his forehead during the skirmish with deputies.

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