Sheriff names teacher as shooting suspect

Nov. 12– A 20-year-old man is at home and recovering after being shot in the leg near the Bruton Branch four-way stop on Sunday.

Tuesday, Hardin County Sheriff Sammy Davidson said Deputy Sheriff Billy Franks responded to an alarm at the nearby Bruton Four-Way store around 2 a.m. on the date of the incident.

“He arrived to find that the front glass door had been shot out by what we believe to be a rifle,” the sheriff said. 

Moments later, Franks was dispatched to Hardin Medical Center to check on a patient with a gunshot wound.

When he arrived, he spoke to Hunter Harville, who said he was shot through the driver’s side door of his truck around the same time the alarm was triggered. He said the bullet entered through his leg, according to Davidson.

Harville’s five months pregnant fiancee, Emily Pendley, was in the passenger’s seat.

“We took off after we heard gunshots,” Pendley said in an interview with The Courier. “Hunter was hit as we tried to get away.”

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