UPDATE: Fleeing Suspect Shot by Sheriff's Deputy

Jul 06, 2011 at 01:22 pm by bryan

Four felony charges were filed Tuesday against a fleeing suspect shot by a sheriff’s deputy last week.

Suspect Billy Joe Ervin, 36, of 5001 Old Nashville Highway, was charged by Sgt. Todd Hammond with four counts of criminal responsibility in facilitating a felony.


Ervin was shot by sheriff’s Deputy Luis Parra-Flores Friday after a high-speed pursuit with his live-in girlfriend, driver Marjorie Kathleen “Katie” Myles, 27, who was accused of ramming three patrol vehicles.

Myles was accused of leading sheriff’s deputies in a pursuit that started at their home and traveled to Smyrna, onto state Route 840 and into Murfreesboro before stopping at First Tennessee Bank on Thompson Lane. Myles was charged with three counts of aggravated assault of Parra-Flores, Cpl. Michael Moody and Capt. David Hailey after striking their patrol vehicles.

Hammond also charged Myles with felony evading arrest and reckless endangerment and misdemeanor resisting arrest and driving on a suspended driver’s license. She was also charged with violation of probation.

Sheriff Robert F. Arnold asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to investigate the shooting and the Tennessee Highway Patrol to investigate the crash. Parra-Flores remains on routine administrative leave with pay during the TBI problem.

Ervin was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was treated and released Monday afternoon. He was booked into the Rutherford County Adult DetentionCenter and released on $16,000 bond. A hearing is set Aug. 15 in General Sessions Court.

Myles is being held at the detention center. She was scheduled to be in court today.

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