Shooting indictment


Bobby Joe Peacher of Ashland City has been indicted in last September’s pellet-rifle shooting of a boy who was riding an all-terrain vehicle.

A Cheatham County grand jury indictment, filed this month in circuit court, charged Peacher, 49, with two counts of aggravated assault.

Two boys, who were 11 and 13 at the time of the Sept. 14 incident, were riding on one ATV. Peacher allegedly shot the younger boy in the right arm with the pellet gun, causing bleeding, according to a Cheatham County Sheriff’s deputy’s report.

Peacher was upset by the noise from the ATV, Sheriff Mike Breedlove said in a Facebook post at the time.

Peacher shot at the boys as they rode the ATV near Peacher’s home along Holly Drive, according to the deputy’s report.

The injured boy was treated by medics at the scene, the report said. He wasn’t transported to a hospital. His mother was on the scene as he was treated.

The other juvenile wasn’t injured, the report said.

Neither the report nor the indictment says how many shots were believed to be fired.

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