Hord enters plea of not guilty

Adrian D. Hord

A Tollesboro man charged following a five-hour standoff against police Friday appeared for arraignment in Lewis District Court today (Tuesday), entering a plea of not guilty.

Adrian D. Hord is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer and attempted murder of a police officer (class D felonies). He remains lodged in the Lewis County Detention Center with no bond.

Hord, 41, appeared before Lewis District Judge Brian McCloud with his court-appointed attorney Christopher Hall.

“The county attorney charges that on February 7th . . . the subject shot at law enforcement several times with a rifle,” McCloud read.

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