"His wife, Jennifer Hyatte, was at the Roane County Courthouse. She had a shotgun and pulled the shotgun on three transportation officers from the prison," Department of Correction spokeswoman Amanda Sluss said from her office in Nashville.
The shooting happened about 10 a.m. as Hyatte, 34, and other prisoners were being loaded into a vehicle. Hyatte was handcuffed and shackled at the feet, authorities said.
Chief: Inmate hubby yelled 'Shoot em!
By SCOTT BARKER AND LOLA ALAPO, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
August 8, 2005
Shotgun becomes handgun in this account.