Sheriff’s deputy reports shotgun fired over his head at scene
By Damon Lawrence
Friday, May 17, 2013 at 12:15 am (Updated: May 17, 12:31 am)
A Roane County sheriff’s deputy said he had to scramble when shots were fired near the Tiger Haven big-cat rescue in East Roane County.
Toby Dean Rhynehart, 535 Dogwood Road, has been charged with reckless endangerment in the incident Tuesday.
Rhynehart’s property abuts Tiger Haven, which houses several types of large cats, including tigers, lions, leopards and cougars.
For years, Rhynehart and other neighbors have accused the sanctuary of being dangerous and a public nuisance.
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