Crime

Teddy Jay Blair, Knife-Wielding Child-Porn Suspect, Gets Tased by Agents in Phoenix Raid

Most suspected cyber-pervs give up quietly when authorities come knocking, judging from the many arrest reports we've read.

Teddy Jay Blair, 53, of Phoenix, put up some resistance during a Wednesday raid, records show, refusing to drop a knife and trying to run from agents.

An FBI agent discovered in March that Blair had been downloading and sharing child-porn videos on the GigaTribe file-sharing network, according to court records. After gathering enough evidence from Internet servers, agents served a warrant on Blair's Phoenix home.

Two agents burst through Blair's door and found him in the kitchen holding a knife, records state. When Blair wouldn't respond to commands to drop the weapon, one of the agents holstered his firearm and removed his Taser.

Blair broke for another room but was stopped short by a Taser strike to his back. He fell forward and hit his face, scraping his chin and nose. Because of the attempt to flee, a judge ordered Blair detained until trial.

The feds are seeking two charges against Blair: distributing child-porn and possessing it.

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.