- Associated Press - Friday, June 30, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee sheriff’s office says one of its deputies has improved to stable condition after being shot multiple times during a struggle with an inmate who was killed.

On Friday, Robertson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Ryan Martin updated the status of 36-year-old Deputy Josh Wiley in a news release.

A Nashville police statement says Wiley and Deputy Tomisha Jones were taking convicted bank robber 37-year-old Rodney L. Cole to a medical clinic Wednesday when the inmate asked to go to the bathroom and Wiley escorted him there.

The police statement says Jones heard her partner call for help and found Cole stabbing Wiley with a screwdriver. It says she fired at Cole and then both deputies struggled with the prisoner, who briefly grabbed Jones’ weapon before both deputies shot him.


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