The Greene County Sheriff’s Department says charges are pending for a Bulls Gap man who is in serious condition at Johnson City Medical Center after being shot during a dispute with his neighbor.
Timothy Letts, 35, of Spice Cove Road, could face charges of aggravated assault and burglary for the incident that happened Saturday night, according to reports.
Jeremy and Shelley Easterly told deputies they were home around 9:15 p.m. when they heard noise around their trailer. The report said they heard what sounded like knocking and beating against the doors. Jeremy Easterly told investigators he went outside to investigate, but saw nothing.
A few minutes later, someone started banging on the back door, according to the report.
Jeremy Easterly opened the door, armed with a shotgun, and found two men standing on the porch, identified as Timothy and Justin Letts, according to the sheriff’s department.
Jeremy Easterly told the men to leave and attempted to shut the door.
Easterly told authorities Timothy Letts then ran into the home, following him into the bedroom.
The report said Timothy Letts then pushed Easterly down onto the bed and the then fired his shotgun.
Letts was hit in the shoulder and Justin Letts ran inside to find his brother, Timothy, stumbling in retreat, the report said.
They both ran out of the trailer and as they crossed a fence, Timothy Letts fell to the ground and told his brother he had been shot, authorities said.
The Greene County Sheriff’s Department and Greene County Emergency Medical Service responded and took Timothy Letts to Johnson City Medical Center.
Authorities said Jeremy Easterly faces no charges and as of press time Tuesday no charges have been filed on Timothy Letts. The report, however, indicates charges are pending against Letts.