MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Sheriff James Lee Berrong announced the man suspect who raised a rifle at deputies the evening of July 18 is in custody.
Wendell Glenn Wilson, 42, Montvale Road, Maryville, is being held on bonds totaling $300,000 in the Blount County Correctional Facility. Wilson is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, one count of aggravated domestic assault, and two counts of violation of probation for previous charges of DUI and domestic assault. Wilson is scheduled for an initial hearing on his most current charges at 9 a.m. July 25 in Blount County General Sessions Court.
Wilson was released from U.T. Medical Center Sunday evening into the custody of the Sheriff’s Office. Wilson was receiving treatment for an injury to his hand that occurred July 18. At around 6:30 p.m. on July 18, deputies responded to Wilson’s residence on the call of a domestic disturbance. After they arrived, deputies attempted to make contact with Wilson. Wilson came to the front door and began to raise a rifle at deputies. A deputy fired his service weapon, striking Wilson on his hand. Wilson was taken by AMR Ambulance Service to U.T. Medical Center for treatment. The deputy was not injured.
TBI is continuing their investigation into the officer involved shooting. The deputy who fired his service weapon is currently on administrative leave with pay as per Sheriff’s Office policy while the investigation is ongoing.