Man Shot By Deputy Last Week Now In Jail

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Crime scene photo by Barry West

Robert Travis Rosson the man accused of allegedly charging at a Coffee County Deputy with a knife last Thursday was booked in at the Coffee County Jail Monday night under a $500,000 bond.

Rosson, 36, of Walker Street, Manchester was released from Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga on Monday night and transferred to the Coffee County Jail.
According to reports the deputy ordered Rosson to drop the large knife and that's when he apparently lunged at the deputy. In a warrant obtained by District Attorney Investigator Billy Cook, it says that Deputy Phillip Smith feared for his life and fired his gun at Rosson hitting him in the shoulder and thigh.

Police were called to the scene after someone called the Coffee County Communication Center of a suspicious acting person in the area around the church located just off Hwy 55 between Manchester and Tullahoma.


Rosson underwent surgery in Chattanooga for the bullet wounds.

He is scheduled to make a preliminary appearance in Coffee County General Sessions Court June 18.



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