TIPTON COUNTY, Tenn. — The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office said a person of interest was in custody Tuesday after a shooting during a home invasion.
Sheriff Shannon Beasley reported earlier Tuesday morning that a shooting and home invasion happened in the 2200 block of Bud Eubanks Road, between Mason and Stanton.
He urged people in the Charleston and Mason areas to be cautious as law enforcement conducted a search for a suspect Tuesday morning.
“Please keep your head on a swivel, be mindful and watch your neighbors and watch yourself,” he said.
Beasley said the homeowner, the man who was shot, called 911 around 5:45 after the shooting.
When investigators showed up, they saw tracks, which lead them to believe the gunman ran into the woods behind the house.
Colton Wilson, the person of interest, was taken into custody in the Brighton area.
He was detained on a traffic stop in Brighton.
Wilson has since admitted to his role in the home invasion and the shooting of the homeowner. The stolen property from the residence has also been recovered.
He is currently being held in the Tipton County Jail with formal charges to be filed tomorrow in General Sessions Court.
Beasley said the shooting victim was out of the hospital and is expected to recover.
The motive behind the home invasion is unclear.
Those living nearby told us that the victim is well known and is a great neighbor.
Beasley credits the public for getting involved and helping in the quick response saying, “This community this morning stepped up and offered information, resources to help us with the investigation.”
He also thanked the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency for their assistance with the investigation.
This case remains active and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (901)-475-3300, Central Dispatch after hours at (901)-475-4300, the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office Tip line at 901-475-3307, email tips to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a Facebook message to Sheriff Shannon Beasley.