Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

September 10, 2013

Shot fired into occupied residence


CROSSVILLE — Cumberland County sheriff's deputies are trying to determine who fired a shot into an occupied dwelling earlier this week, according to a report filed this week.

The incident occurred Monday around 12:27 p.m. at a Chapel Hill Dr. residence, according to Cpl. Gary Green's report. No one was injured in the incident.

The 20-year-old woman who was home at the time told Green she heard a gunshot from behind her residence and then immediately heard a bullet crash through a back door and lodge in the sheet rock in the living room, according to the report.

The victim told investigators it was not unusual to hear people firing weapons behind her home, and that often bullets would hit the trees behind the house.

Sgt. James Scott also responded to the scene and traveled to residences on Little John Loop, but could not locate anyone who had been firing a weapon. Later, the deputy talked to one resident who stated he has fired guns in the area in the past but had not shot that day. He added that he also heard the gunshot that resulted in a bullet entering the residence.

Damage to the door and wall was placed at $500.