RUTHERFORD County, TN - Smyrna man took his own life while Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies tried to take him into custody on multiple felony warrants Wednesday night in La Vergne, a detective supervisor said. Patrol deputies reported the 42-year-old man died from a gunshot wound on Jones Mill Road in La Vergne, said Capt. Todd Sparks of the Criminal Investigations Division.
The subject was wanted on charges of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, felony possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, evading arrest, resisting arrest, possession of methamphetamine and tampering with evidence.
No deputies were injured during the incident. The Sheriff’s Office reports the body of the suspect was taken to the medical examiner’s office where an autopsy will be conducted.
During the initial investigation, detectives recovered a handgun the man was armed with at the scene. They processed the crime scene and interviewed deputies and other witnesses. According to the RCSO, the investigation continues.