UPDATE on Rockwood Shooting

On 05-02-2017, Rockwood Police Department responded to the area of Douglas Ave and Wheeler Street to the report of possible shooting.  Detective Rymer was close to the area and responded to find a male subject lying on the ground stating that he had been shot.  This male was identified as Michael William Hale of Rockwood.  Just a short time later, Jason Hackler of Rockwood arrived back at the scene driving the truck that had left the scene and Hackler stated that he had also been shot.  Rockwood Fire Department and Roane County EMS arrived on scene and transported Hackler to UT Medical Center for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.  Michael Hale was flow by LifeStar to UT Medical Center with what was believed to be a gunshot wound as well.

Through the course of the investigation it was determined that the pair was together in the truck and an altercation had occurred.  During the altercation a knife was produced as well as a handgun. There was witnesses to the altercation and the investigation is continuing for the Rockwood Police Department is working closely with the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.  Jason Hackler was released form UT Medical Center for his gunshot wound and was arrested on an unrelated charge. Hackler is being housed at Roane County Sheriff’s Office.  Hale is still at UT Medical Center with a stab wound and is in stable condition.  The investigation is continuing with Detective Josh Rymer being the lead detective and Detective Dwayne Gray assisting.  If anyone has information about this crime, you are encouraged to call the Rockwood Police Department to speak with either detective @ 865-354-3388. You can remain anonymous.

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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