Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Sunday, June 1, at 12:56 p.m., deputies of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 5670 East US 90 in Lee in regards to an unwanted person being on the property. The complainant informed Communications that the unwanted person was Kyle Cruce and that Cruce had a gun on the front seat of his vehicle. As the responding deputy arrived at the residence he observed Kyle Cruce who appeared to be sneaking around the side of a workshop building carrying a handgun behind his back. Cruce did not see the deputy pull into the driveway. The deputy exited his patrol vehicle and drew his service weapon while cautiously approaching the workshop where he located Cruce crouching down holding a handgun behind his back. The deputy ordered Cruce to drop the gun three times before Cruce complied. The deputy was able to take Cruce into custody without further incident.
Once Cruce was secured in handcuffs and placed into the patrol vehicle, the deputy made contact with the complainant who then reported that he and Cruce had engaged in a physical altercation. According to the complainant, Cruce was intoxicated and began to spin up the yard. The complainant told Cruce to leave the property. Cruce became angry and grabbed the complainant and refused to let go. The complainant threw Cruce to the ground and retreated inside the residence to call 911 fearful that Cruce would retrieve the gun from his car. Cruce was transported to the Madison County Jail.
Cruce was charged with aggravated assault, armed trespass, battery and resisting or obstructing an officer without violence.