published Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Jackson County deputy shoots man at home

A Jackson County, Ala., deputy was forced to shoot a man Thursday at a home in Bryant where authorities were called to investigate a domestic disturbance, authorities said.

Just before dark Thursday, deputies went to a home at 1541 County Road 291, where they found a mother and her daughter behind a truck, according to a news release.

As deputies talked with them, a man later identified as Jerry David Nunley, 44, walked out of the house with a weapon in each hand. Jackson County authorities said the deputies commanded Nunley to drop the weapons but he ignored them.

"Nunley then approached the deputies and threatened to kill them," the release states.

When Nunley raised one of the weapons, one of the deputies shot him.

Nunley was airlifted to Erlanger hospital in Chattanooga. His condition had not been released as of late Friday.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting, and the results of that investigation will be presented to a Jackson County grand jury, authorities said.

Contact staff writer Ben Benton at or or or 423-757-6569.

about Ben Benton...

Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...

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