By DAVID MELSON - firstname.lastname@example.org
A man who was struck in the side of the head by a bullet that didn’t penetrate was charged with aggravated assault Sunday, Shelbyville police said.
Chad Richard Dubbs, a former employee of Cassady Automotive, South Cannon Boulevard, told officers he was retrieving items from the business when another man, who was not charged, began assaulting him.
Dubbs said he placed a handgun near the face of his assailant. They began struggling and Dubbs’ Taurus .380 ACP allegedly discharged, with a bullet hitting him in his own head.
The bullet did penetrate the driver’s seat of Dubbs’ car, the report said.
Dubbs refused treatment at Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and was taken to Bedford County Jail, police said.
Intoxicated drivers left behind quite a bit of damage in weekend crashes.
•Tiffany Atwood was charged with DUI early Saturday after she swerved to miss a trailer on Dunnaway Street and struck several vehicles parked in a driveway, police said.
The Nissan Armada driven by Atwood smelled of alcohol and she failed field sobriety tests, the police report stated.
Atwood was charged with second offense DUI (previously in 2015) and child endangerment because three unrestrained children were in the vehicle, according to the report.
•Junior Tomas suffered injurioes including a facial cut after striking a mailbox on Briar Patch Drive and running his truck off Dover Street into a wooded area around 3:55 a.m. Saturday, according to police.
Tomas was charged with second offense DUI and driving on a revoked license.
•A man who allegedly struck two mailboxes early Sunday before runmning into a yard was charged with DUI and driving without a license.
Fabian Giro Rodriguez admitted he had been drining, police said.
A cell phone was taken from a table Friday at The Laundry Basket, North Main Street, police were told.
A goat from a Shanna Lane home ate part of a pumpkin at a nearby residence on Shanna Lane, according to a police report Sunday.
The goat has been a repeated nuisance and city and county animal control have talked to the owner, police said. It has been escaping due to a damaged fence.
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