|Published: 8:44 AM, 10/08/2013
||Last updated: 8:44 AM, 10/08/2013
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
Errant gunshot enters man's head, but not his skull
BYBEE-A man driving on Palmer Hollow Road with his window down was struck in his head by a pellet reportedly fired inadvertently, on Saturday, Oct. 5, at about 4 p.m., the Cocke County Sheriff's Department reported.Det
. Kevin Benton of the CCSD was dispatched to Newport Medical Center on a person reportedly shot in the head.The
victim, Freddie Troy Sparks, 49, of Palmer Hollow Road, in Bybee Said he was about one-half mile from Fowlers Grove when he was struck by something to the left side of his head near his temple area, Det. Benton stated in a report.Sparks
, who had two grandchildren in the vehicle with him, said when the projectile hit him, he "blacked out" for three to five seconds. He said he came to in time to navigate an upcoming curve in the road, according to a separate report by Deputy Sheriff Jerry Vandergriff.For
more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
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