Former deputy arrested after gunshot fired at Hickman County patrol vehicle

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HICKMAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A former deputy has been arrested after a gunshot was fired outside of the sheriff’s office in Hickman County Thursday morning.

According to the Hickman County Sheriff’s Office, 43-year-old Jody Simmons fired a single shot toward a patrol vehicle around 9:30 a.m. At least two vehicles were reportedly damaged.

Investigators said Simmons, a former Hickman County deputy, “surrendered peacefully” after the incident.

Jody Simmons (Courtesy: Hickman County Sheriff’s Office)

Simmons faces multiple charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon and felony vandalism. He was being held in the Hickman County jail on a $300,000 bond.

A motive for the shooting was not immediately released.

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