Franklin County man jailed for pistol-whipping man with his own gun, shooting at him

Franklin County man jailed for pistol-whipping man with his own gun, shooting at him

October 11th, 2018 by Ben Benton in Breaking News

Terry Lynn Long

Terry Lynn Long

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

A Franklin County, Tennessee, man remains jailed on $100,000 bond and faces a Dec. 3 court date after authorities say he entered another man's home, fired shots and pistol-whipped him in a dispute over the shooting of a dog.

Terry Lynn Long, 53, of Church Road in Decherd, is charged with aggravated assault, especially aggravated burglary and theft of property in an altercation last Friday with his Church Road neighbor, H.L. Gipson, according to Franklin County Sheriff Tim Fuller.

Fuller said the dog dispute led to Long entering Gipson's home, firing a shot or shots at him, then Long snatched up a gun of Gipson's that was sitting on a table and used it to beat him, the sheriff said.

Gipson was treated and released at a local hospital.

Fuller said the dog dispute apparently stemmed from Long's dogs getting into the victim's peacocks.