HANCOCK COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A Sneedville man is facing charges in his role in an officer-involved shooting that took place in January.
Charles Nicolls, Junior, 53, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault.
According to the TBI, Hancock County deputies responded to a man threatening to harm himself along Highway 31 near the Hawkins County line.
When deputies arrived, they found Nicolls holding a gun to his head, which he refused to drop.
The TBI said Nicolls made a sudden move with the gun, resulting in the deputies firing at him.
He was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Nicolls is being held in the Hancock County Jail on $100,000 bond.