Oak Ridge Shooting – One Charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder

Eric WilsonOAK RIDGE, Tenn.—On April 19, 2016 at 12:04 pm, the Oak Ridge Police officers were dispatched to a disturbance at 107 Pacific Road, where it was reported a female had been shot in the ear. Upon arrival, officers determined Eric Wilson, Knoxville, 42 years of age, was believed to have shot the female during a dispute and fled the residence in a vehicle. Additional investigation revealed Mr. Wilson may have been en route to a residence in Morgan County, whereupon ORPD immediately alerted authorities in Morgan County regarding Mr. Wilson’s description and alleged involvement in the disturbance in Oak Ridge. Shortly thereafter, ORPD detectives established contact with Mr. Wilson, who was at a family member’s residence in Coalfield. Mr. Wilson was eventually taken into custody by Morgan County deputies at the residence in Coalfield without incident. The victim was transported by ambulance to Methodist Medical Center for a gunshot wound to her ear. Morgan County deputies transported Mr. Wilson to Oak Ridge, where he was arrested by ORPD, transported to the Anderson County Detention Facility and charged with Attempted Murder and Aggravated Assault. The investigation remains active and ongoing; no further information will be released at this time.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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