ROAN MOUNTAIN, Tenn. (WJHL) — Authorities have filed charges against a man accused of breaking into someone’s home and exchanging gunfire with the homeowner, resulting in both suffering gunshot wounds.

Reggie Allen Putman, 48, is facing charges of attempted murder and aggravated burglary.

Reggie Allen Putman (Photo: CCSO)

This is not the first time the Carter County Sheriff’s Office has met Putman.

“Nothing good happens after 12 – he’s out until 3 o’clock in the morning,” Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford said. “It’s not a crime, but he’s up to no good and this is what that leads to. He ran across the wrong person who defended himself.”

According to the Carter County Sheriff’s Office, Putman broke into a home in the 400 block of Cove Creek Road on Tuesday evening and was caught by the homeowner, Donald Singleton. Gunfire was exchanged and both men were hit.

Singleton and Putman received life-threatening injuries but both were in “stable condition” Wednesday afternoon after receiving treatment at a hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.

On Wednesday, Lunceford wanted to make it clear to the Roan Mountain community that everyone is safe.

“The public is not at risk – was not at risk last night,” he said. “Everybody was accounted for – there was no suspect on the loose that we were looking for last night.”

Investigators do not believe anyone else was involved in the shooting, but the investigation is ongoing.