SF man held on $1M bond facing attempted murder charges
A South Fulton man is being held on a $1 million bond after being charged with attempted murder in connection with a recent shooting incident involving sheriff’s deputies.
Ronald Bradley “Brad” Ingle, 36, was arraigned Friday in Obion County General Sessions Court on two counts of attempted first-degree murder, with his bond set by General Sessions Judge Raymond Morris.
Obion County Sheriff Jerry Vastbinder said Ingle was returned to Obion County Thursday afternoon following his release from Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, where he was airlifted following the Oct. 2 shooting incident at a residence on Billy Jolley Road near South Fulton.
“The (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation) has charged him with two counts of attempted first-degree murder,” Vastbinder said today.
Ingle’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 23 in General Sessions Court. He is currently being held in the Obion County Law Enforcement Complex.
The charges stem from an incident that began about 5:20 p.m. Oct. 2 when two deputies from the Obion County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call of a suicidal person with a firearm at a residence on Billy Jolley Road.
Vastbinder reported following the incident that the first officer to arrive on the scene received gunfire from an assault rifle and his patrol vehicle was struck a couple of times. A second officer arrived on the scene just seconds after the shooting began and the two deputies returned gunfire. The suspect, identified as Ingle, was struck.
Neither deputy was injured.
Vastbinder said the shooting suspect was outside and was behind an outbuilding when the gunfire was exchanged with the officers. He said the shooting began as soon as officers arrived on the scene and was over within about five minutes.
The incident has been investigated by the TBI because it is an officer-involved shooting.
Published in The Messenger 10.16.07