Clanton Police Department arrested a man wielding a large knife and an axe early Friday morning.
Clanton Police Department arrested a man wielding a large knife and an axe early Friday morning.

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CPD special unit responds to scene of domestic dispute

Published 4:40pm Friday, June 28, 2013

Clanton Police intervened before a potentially violent domestic dispute early Friday morning could result in injuries.

CPD subdued and arrested a man wielding a large knife and an axe at a residence off Second Avenue North at about 2:22 a.m. Friday. The suspect’s mother-in-law was present at the residence but was unharmed.

While on patrol, CPD Sgt. Glenn Baker came across a woman near the police station in downtown Clanton frantically waving her arms.

The woman told Baker that her husband had attacked her and struck the hood of her car with an axe.

Officers responded to the residence and contacted Aaron Carden, 35, in his living room. The woman’s mother was also in the room and was unable to leave.

The police department’s Emergency Services Unit arrived at the scene about 1 a.m., and personnel were able to talk Carden into entering a front room of the house, away from the mother-in-law. Officers then made entry and took Carden into custody without any serious injuries.

“It was determined that the mother-in-law had no idea what was going on with her daughter and Mr. Carden this morning,” Stilwell said in the release on Friday. “When ESU found her, she was asleep in her room. We can never be too careful, and we are glad everything turned out the way it did.”

Carden was charged with domestic violence, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and menacing, and was placed in the Chilton County Jail.

Bond had not been set at the time of the release.

Clanton Police detectives are investigating the incident, and other charges may be pending.

The ESU team includes five officers from the Clanton Police Department and two officers from the Jemison Police Department.

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