JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP, abc24.com) - Johnson City Police have charged a man with attempted murder after a television weatherman was shot and wounded with a bolt from a crossbow.
The Johnson City Press reported 53-year-old Gerald D. Taylor was arrested Monday morning in an attack on Rob Williams during a break-in at the victim's home. Williams is a weatherman at WJHL-TV.
Williams told police he ran from his home after the attack and said Taylor also fired a pistol at him, but missed.
Police said they found Taylor at boat dock near Williams' house with a pistol in his hand. Officers shot him with a stun device and arrested him. Taylor was charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated burglary and violating an order of protection.
Taylor was booked at the Washington County Detention Center and will appear for arraignment Tuesday.
Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com