Huntsville, TN (2018-10-23) A dispute between two neighbors led to a scuffle and the discharge of a firearm Sunday afternoon in the Robbins community.
Curtis Smith, 56, of Robbins was booked into the Scott County Jail Sunday afternoon after authorities say he attacked a neighbor with a hammer. According to an arrest warrant penned by Deputy Gordon Byrd of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Smith allegedly attacked a neighbor that was putting up a fence on his property. Authorities say that the victim, identified as Walter Jackson, had two handguns in his waistband that fell out during the scuffle. As the pair struggled to gain control of the weapon(s), one of the two reportedly discharged. Authorities say that no one was hurt by the gunfire, but the victim sustained facial lacerations from the fight.
Authorities say that Jackson, who had a handgun carry permit, possessed a Thompson Auto-Ordnance .45 caliber handgun and a .38 special Rossi revolver at the time of the altercation. During the fight, the Thompson handgun reportedly discharged twice.
Witnesses at the scene told officers that Smith was the primary aggressor. Authorities transported Smith to the Scott County Jail. Jackson was reportedly transported from the scene by the Scott County Ambulance Service to Big South Fork Medical Center, where he reportedly underwent x-rays and a CT scan for his head wounds.
Smith was charged with aggravated assault.