By Nathan Baker
Police say a Stoney Creek man fired at least six shots into the walls of his home and was taken into custody after a tense hour-long confrontation with officers Monday night.
According to Carter County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Patrick Johnson, 55-year-old Billy Ray Jones threatened by telephone to kill the occupants of a home on Largent Drive, then barricaded himself inside his own residence at 161 Jim Morrell Loop when officers arrived.
Johnson said that as deputies surrounded the home, Jones’ wife approached them and told them he fired several rounds from a handgun while she and her mother were inside the residence.
Johnson said Jones’ mother-in-law fell while fleeing the house and was seriously injured, requiring treatment at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
After police attempted to contact him by telephone and a public address system, Johnson said Jones appeared at a side door and demanded that the officers leave or he would “defend himself.”
During one of the several yelled interactions with police at the side entrance, Johnson said an officer attempted to shoot Jones with a stun gun, but the barbs did not make sufficient contact with his skin through several layers of clothing.