Shots allegedly fired at two deputies
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A former Marine was arrested on multiple charges last Tuesday (April 23) after he allegedly fired shots at two Cannon County Deputies.

Aaron Eads escaped from the deputies who were attempting to take him into custody following a domestic abuse altercation on McBride Lane.

Deputy Melanie McCormick and Deputy Mike "Doc" Smith were dispatched to the home after authorities received a 911 hang-up call.

The officers were met outside by woman who claimed that Eads had grabbed her around the throat and slammed her into a wall inside the home, knocking a picture off the wall.

McCormick asked the woman if Eads had any weapons in the house and she stated, "yes, he is an ex-Marine."

The woman said Eads had slipped out the backdoor when deputies arrived.

McCormick and Smith checked the house, clearing each room. Smith checked around the house, while McCormick stayed with the women and her two children as they gathered some belongings.

Smith stepped back inside and said he didn't see Eads outside.

The woman and her children were preparing to leave when Eads suddenly walked into the living room and demanded to know what was going on.

McCormick rushed the woman outside and placed her in a patrol car. As she headed back to the house, the deputy heard Smith yelling for assistance.

Inside the garage, Eads was fighting with Smith.

"I then tried to help Deputy Smith subdue Mr. Eads to take him into custody and cuff him. Mr. Eads hit me several times in the face and chest and he also hit Deputy Smith several times," McCormick reported.

Smith sprayed Eads with pepper spray but it failed to restrain him. The suspect then broke loose from the deputies and ran out behind a shed and then yelled obscenities.

Eads then fired eight or nine shots from a gun, forcing the two deputies to take cover behind an SUV parked in the driveway. Deputies, unsure of Eads' location, did not return fire.

Backup officers then arrived including two town of Woodbury officers, Sheriff Darrell Young, Chief Deputy Kirby and other officers.

Some of the officers remained at the McBride Lane house, while others went to Eads' parents home on Lexi Lane.

Eads' father told Sheriff Young that his son had been there and had given him a gun that could have been the one he used to fire the shots.

The sheriff then requested assistance from Rutherford County's SWAT team which responded with a tracking dog. The dog discovered Eads, who was then taken into custody.

Eads was then charged with two counts of attempted second degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, two counts of reckless endangerment with a weapon and aggravated domestic assault.




Cannon County Sheriff’s Department


Cody Fricks was traveling south on Gassaway Road near the intersection with Sugar Tree Knob when a wild turkey flew from the left side of the roadway and crashed into the driver's side of his windshield. The windshield was broken by the impact.


Jaime Jones was stopped on McMinnville Highway for driving without a seat belt, driving on a suspended license and with no insurance.


Michael Butcher was charged on Jim Cummings Highway with driving on a suspended driver's license.


Scotty Grizzle was arrested for violation of probation. While at Grizzle's home, deputies discovered that Sarah Grizzle was wanted on a warrant from Warren County. Both Grizzles were taken to the County Jail where they were turned over to booking.


Shannon Underwood was charged with aggravated perjury after she confessed to using a false prescription for Endocet during her divorce proceedings. She was also charged with possession of a Schedule II drug.

Tina L. Brown was arrested for worthless check charge.


Woodbury Police Department


Gregory Allen Arnold was arrested by Woodbury Patrolman John House for the simple possession of Demerol, a Schedule II controlled substance. A hearing is set for May 21 in General Sessions Court.


Alex Gonzales was charged with driving without a valid drivers license. A hearing is set for May 21 in General Sessions Court.


Daniel Antoine Winters was arrested for driving on a revoked license. A hearing is set for May 21 in General Sessions Court.


Angel Goforth was charged with driving on a revoked license, first offense. A hearing is set for May 14 in General Sessions Court.


Steven Buse was arrested on public intoxication charges and for assault. A hearing is set for May 14 in General Sessions Court.


Ila Kay Smith was charged with public intoxication. A hearing is set for May 14 in General Sessions Court.


Steven Buse was charged with driving on a suspended license, first offense. A hearing is set for May 14 in General Sessions Court.


Dustin Underhill was arrested for driving on a revoked license. A hearing is set for May 21 in General Sessions Court.


Jammie Eugene Parker was charged with public intoxication. A hearing is set for May 14 in General Sessions Court.


Shannon Leigh Lawrence was charged with speeding and driving on a revoked license. A hearing is set for May 21 in General Sessions Court.

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