An anonymous tip led to Monday's arrest of a suspect accused of firing a weapon toward children and adults Sept. 30 outside a Keystone Drive home.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Jamin Humphress says suspect Brandon Tylar Mulac, 21, of Elk Avenue in Smyrna was located at a family member's home in College Grove.
Humphress charged Mulac with attempted first-degree murder. He was also charged with felony violation of community corrections.
Mulac and a companion drove to the home with the intention of fighting with Dylan Eversole, the detective said. He allegedly fired three rounds into the group of children and adults. Two of the rounds struck the occupied home near Smyrna.
"Brandon fired three rounds in the yard where seven people were standing, some of whom were children," Humphress said.
Detectives, the Sheriff's Office's Active Crime Enforcement Unit and Fugitive Squad deputies were searching for Mulac since last Wednesday.
After receiving the anonymous tip, Rutherford County and Williamson County Sheriff's officers went to the College Grove home where Mulac was taken into custody. He and his girlfriend and their infant daughter were making plans to leave the area.
He is being held on $275,000 bond at Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. A hearing is set Oct. 28 in General Sessions Court.