|Man charged in Tuesday shooting|
|Wednesday, October 3, 2012|
By PATRICK HALL
A Lebanon man turned himself in and was arrested Tuesday afternoon for the attempted murder of a woman on Beckwith Road after the victim was found shot multiple times.
Corey Clemmons, 38, of 120 Upton Heights, reportedly turned himself in to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department and is charged with Criminal Attempted Homicide for allegedly shooting his girlfriend.
“As our officers were on the call, the suspect called our dispatcher and said he was going to turn himself in,” said Interim Sheriff Robert Bryan.
Sheriff’s deputies were called to 5869 Beckwith Road around 3 p.m. Tuesday, for a reported shooting and found a female victim, identified as Gretchen L. Crowe, 29, also of 120 Upton Heights, with multiple gunshots to the upper part of her body.
Bryan said Crowe was inside a neighbor’s house and noted those neighbors called authorities and reported the shooting. He said Crowe and Clemmons were visiting members of Clemmons’ family and the shooting took place inside the Beckwith Road residence.
“After the shooting she got up and went to a neighbor’s house,” Bryan said.
Crowe was transported by Wilson County Emergency Management Agency to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Bryan noted Crowe remains hospitalized and is in critical condition.
Bryan said while deputies were on the scene, Clemmons drove to the WCSD office in Lebanon and called dispatchers on the way to say he was turning himself in. Bryan said deputies were waiting for Clemmons in the parking lot and arrested him there without incident.
“He is cooperating with us,” Bryan said, adding that Clemmons has several arrests and convictions in his past. “We’ve dealt with him before. He’s been through the system several times,” he added.
Bryan said evidence was recovered at the scene and more charges could be levied against Clemmons.
“We are looking into other charges as it relates to him being a felon,” Bryan said.
Clemmons is being held at the Wilson County Jail on $100,000 bond.