A fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred in the early morning hours in Cheatham County. This is the latest in a trend of shootings and scandals for Sheriff Mike Breedlove’s department.
The preliminary investigation indicates that overnight, a 911 call was made to request an ambulance to transport an Ashland City woman to a hospital. After the ambulance left the residence, the woman became combative and pulled a knife from her backpack. The ambulance driver pulled over at New Hope Road and Highway 41A and requested law enforcement assistance. Early information indicates that when a deputy arrived at the scene, the woman, identified as Beth Plant (DOB 08/16/1967), was outside of the ambulance, and brandished the knife at the deputy. The deputy fired at the woman, striking her. She was transported to a Nashville hospital, where she died. No one else was injured at the scene.
This remains an active and ongoing investigation, as TBI Special Agents continue to work to gather any and all relevant interviews and evidence. As in any case, TBI’s investigative findings will be shared with the District Attorney General throughout the process for his consideration and review.