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Charges Filed after Sunday Incident at Erlanger-Sequatchie Medical Facility

On Sunday, February 4, 2024, at the Erlanger-Sequatchie medical facility, an inmate grabbed a correction officer’s firearm, and a struggle ensued, involving a discharge of the firearm. The inmate has now been charged.

An off-duty deputy from a neighboring county assisted the correction officer in securing the inmate. There were minor injuries to those involved in the incident.

Sequatchie County deputies and officers with Dunlap Police took the inmate back into custody.

At the request of the Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office, the TBI was called to lead the investigation.

Per the District Attorney, Lesley Allan Keeter of Gruetli-Laager, TN, was charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault. The case remains under investigation.