Williamson County man accused of killing 72-year-old father after family dispute

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A Williamson County man accused of killing his 72-year-old father at a Thompson’s Station home has been taken into police custody. 

Deputies were called to a home on Cayce Springs Road around noon Wednesday after a family dispute involving James Smithson Jr. and his father. 

Witnesses reported the 36-year-old man shot his father, James Smithson Sr., before running out of the home and into a nearby wooded area. He was found inside a mobile home a short time later. 

Smithson is charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault. His bond has been set at $500,000. 

He is due in court on July 11. 

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