Samuel Ray Bennett mug shot

Samuel Ray Bennett. 

Updated Story (10:20 p.m.): The Williamson County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday night that 35-year-old Samuel Ray Bennett, of Franklin, has been released from the hospital and booked in jail on charges of attempted second degree murder, evading arrest, unlawful possession of a weapon, theft of property over $2,500, driving on a revoked/suspended license and violation of registration law. 

He is currently being held on a $875,000 bond, and as of Thursday night, he does not have an arraignment date scheduled.

 

 

Updated Story (12:30 p.m.): The Williamson County Sheriff's Office arrested 35-year-old Samuel Ray Bennett, of Franklin, for Thursday's shooting of a WCSO deputy, but the exact charges against Bennett have not been announced.

WCSO released video of the incident that occurred around 1:50 a.m. via the patrol vehicle's dash camera, and at about 1:15 seconds into the dashcam video, the suspect's vehicle brakes in the roadway.

Seconds later, sparks appear on the roadway, likely caused from a bullet ricocheting off of the asphalt, before the deputy stops his patrol vehicle and calmy says, "65, they're shooting at me. I'm hit."

According to WCSO Public Information Officer Sharon Puckett, Deputy Rowe did not fire his weapon and was attempting to make a traffic stop for expired tags.

Rowe was hit once, but Puckett said in a phone call that Bennett fired three shots from an AR-15-style rifle. 

Deputy Rowe, who was been with WCSO for nearly seven years and serves in patrol and with a K-9, was listed in stable condition when he was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and later released.

"A complete recovery is expected," WCSO said in the updated news release.

Bennett's condition is still unknown, and as he has not yet been released from the hospital or booked in jail, WCSO released an older mug shot of Bennett.

According to the Williamson County Courts system, Bennett has an extensive criminal history with charges and convictions for both violent and non-violent crimes.

Original Story: A Williamson County Sheriff's Office deputy was shot early Thursday morning.

WCSO announced the incident in a Facebook post at 4:18 a.m., adding that the deputy, identified in an email by Sheriff Dusty Rhoades as WCSO Deputy Chandler Rowe, is "expected to be ok."

According to that post, the deputy was attempting to make a traffic stop on Pinewood Road, but they said that the unidentified driver refused to stop his car.

"We are still gathering information about what happened next," the post reads. 

According to Sheriff Rhoades, Deputy Rowe was shot in the shoulder and was transported and released from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The driver of the car that the deputy attempted to stop was also injured after his car crashed near Old Pinewood Road at Daugherty-Capley Road, but details about his condition were also not available.

WCSO said that the man, who is now in custody, is believed to be from Lyles, Tenn., but no further information about the incident has been made public.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.