NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee sheriff’s office says a deputy has been released from the hospital after being shot multiple times last month during a struggle with an inmate who was killed.
The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office tells WKRN-TV that 36-year-old Deputy Josh Wiley is resting at home.
A Nashville police statement said Wiley and Deputy Tomisha Jones were taking convicted bank robber 37-year-old Rodney L. Cole to a medical clinic late last month when the inmate asked to go to the bathroom. Wiley escorted him.
Police said Jones heard her partner call for help and found Cole stabbing Wiley with a screwdriver. Police say she fired at Cole and then both deputies struggled with the prisoner, who briefly grabbed Jones’ weapon before both deputies shot him.
It remains unclear who shot Wiley.
Information from: WKRN-TV, http://www.wkrn.com/