A man who was making methamphetamine in a camper trailer in Franklin County, Tenn., is going to prison for assaulting police who were trying to arrest him, authorities said.
Sherman Hargrove, 47, of Winchester, Tenn., intentionally set the trailer on fire on Nov. 24, 2013, and exposed nine officers to toxic fumes. One officer also injured his leg when he fell at the scene, according to Kevin Walters, spokesman for the state Department of Commerce and Insurance.
The state fire marshal's Bomb and Arson Section helped the Franklin County Sheriff's Office with the two-year investigation of the fire at 4186 Decherd Estill Road, Lot 13.
The case against Hargrove was presented to a Franklin County Grand Jury on March 3, 2014. True bills were returned for one count of attempted first-degree murder, eight counts of aggravated assault and one count of aggravated arson, among charges.
Hargrove pleaded guilty to eight counts of aggravated assault against law enforcement and was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison, according to a news release