Deputy involved in Louisville shooting returns to work
By J.J. Kindred | (email@example.com)
A Blount County Sheriff’s Office deputy who fatally shot a Louisville property owner last month has returned to work this week, according to the Blount County Sheriff’s Office.
Patrolman Ernest Kevin Tiquan Ragland, 22, had been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation into the Aug. 21 shooting, which killed 68-year-old Henry C. Taylor.
Ragland was checking on a garage when he saw a broken window, shined a light in and saw a man with a handgun. After giving verbal commands, Ragland fired multiple shots, killing Taylor.
Ragland was not injured in the shooting, which occurred at a house the Blount County Register of Deeds says is owned by Taylor and his wife, Cynthia Ann Houser Ridinger.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is still investigating the incident, according to Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Marian O’Briant.
This story will be updated online and in Friday’s print edition of The Daily Times.