Investigation ongoing in Laxton shooting

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On 28 October 2012, we responded to 350 Lola Lane in Bradyville TN for a victim of a gunshot wound," said Sheriff Darrell Young.

"During the course of this investigation it was determined that a 65-year-old male, Pless Laxton had shot his son, Thomas Laxton, in an altercation. Thomas Laxton had a history of drug abuse," the sheriff said.

The investigation is still ongoing and was conducted by members of the Cannon County Sheriff's Department and the Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationBI. Inative of Knox County, Laxton is survived by his father and siblings,  Charity (Charles) Davenport and James (Brenna) Laxton both of Murfreesboro and Mary (Jason) Layhew of Woodbury; Nieces and Nephews, Phillip, Cody & Amanda Shaffer, Kylee & Lola Odom, Jessie, Maycie & Wyatt Laxton.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jennifer Jan Reynolds Laxton.  He was a carpenter.

 Memorial services were held Friday, Nov. 2, at the Readyville Mill.  Woodbury Funeral Home was in charge of services, 615-563-2311 or


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