According to CNN, McAfee was arrested this week in the state of Tennessee, where he now resides.
He was also charged during his arrest with possessing a gun while intoxicated, and has reportedly been freed on a US$5000 bond, said Sheila Austin, warrants clerk for the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, who confirmed that he was the McAfee.
“I don’t know why he would move to a little town like ours,” she said.
McAfee is a volatile man, he took to Facebook to elaborate on the incident as only John McAfee can do (unhinged, inadvisably):
I just got a new prescription for Xanax and one pill felt good. Two seemed better. The shootout was nothing remarkable. No-one was hit.
Yes, I was arrested while under the influence of Xanax. It was a brand new prescription received the same day of the arrest (see photo) and the physician neglected to warn me about driving while taking it.
As to the weapons, I always carry them and, unless one is impaired, they are legal to possess and carry.
The shootout with the police was highly exaggerated and in fact no one was even hit by a bullet, let alone harmed by one. The Police knew me and I don’t believe their hearts were truly in the shootout, as it is not included in the official report. When I ran out of ammunition, I surrendered quietly and the officers and my self had a cigarette together and joked about my bad aim.
If there are any other questions I would suggest you call the arresting officer, I believe his name was James at 731 602 0394.
He continued, unprompted:
Lest anyone think I acted irresponsibly, here’s how it went down:
The day of my arrest I obtained a prescription for Xanax. People are trying to kill me and while most people might sail through such a situation unperturbed, I myself at time’s feel stessed. The Doctor said Xanax would calm me down. Unfortunately. It calmed me down too much.
The Police acted responsibly, politely and with restraint. At the sound of gunshots I naturally assumed that my ex wife had caught up with me and returned fire. Who wouldn’t. The only casualty was a 50 mph speed limit sign that0 intervened between myself and my presumed ex wife. I can’t shoot for **** on Xanax.
McAfee is still facing a wrongful death lawsuit for the 2006 killing of a neighbor in Belize.