Pellet gun shooting


An Ashland City boy riding an all-terrain vehicle with a friend suffered a minor injury when he was allegedly shot by a man with a pellet gun, authorities said.

Bobby Joe Peacher, 48, of Ashland City, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault in connection with the incident.

Peacher allegedly shot at the two boys as they rode the ATV near Peacher’s home along Holly Drive, according to a Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office report.

Peacher allegedly opened fire because he was upset by the vehicle’s noise, Sheriff Mike Breedlove said in a Facebook post.

One of the boys, an 11 year old, was hit in the right arm, causing bleeding, according to the report from the deputy handling the case. He was treated and released by medics at the scene, the report said. His mother was on the scene as he was treated

The other juvenile wasn’t hit, but was on the same ATV at the time the shots were fired, the report said.

The boys told the deputy that Peacher “started yelling at them” before opening fire, the report said. It doesn’t say how many shots were believed to be fired.

The incident occurred Saturday, Sept. 14, but authorities couldn’t immediately find Peacher to make an arrest.

Warrants were obtained, and Peacher was booked and released at Cheatham County jail on Sept. 23 after posting bond, which was set at $10,000.

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