A Robertson County, TN, sheriff’s deputy remains in critical condition at an area hospitak after being stabbed with a screwdriver by an inmate Wednesday. The inmate was fatally shot. Originally, it was reported that the deputy was shot after a gun grab.
The inmate, identified as Rodney L. Cole, 37, attacked Deputy Josh Wiley in a bathroom during a routine visit to a Vanderbilt University medical clinic. Wiley's partner, Deputy Tomisha Jones, rushed into the bathroom after hearing his cries for help, Metro police said.
Jones found Cole on top of her partner, stabbing him multiple times. She then shot at Cole.
Police say a struggle ensued that spilled into the hallway, where Cole briefly took possession of Jones’ weapon. Jones reported she was able to regain control of her weapon, and both deputies shot at Cole, who died in the hallway, authorities told the Tennessean.