Update on Officer Involved Shooting in Grundy County

Jacky Wayne Bean

This past Saturday night a Grundy County sheriff’s deputy observed a gray Ford Mustang traveling at a high rate of speed near the Coalmont Elementary School. An attempt to stop the vehicle was made near the intersection of Hwy. 56 and Morgan’s Ridge Road but the vehicle fled. Deputies gave chase which took them to B-Mine Road in the Flat Branch Community. The suspect vehicle pulled off the road in an attempt to turn around. The deputy exited his vehicle and ordered the suspect out of the vehicle. The suspect brandished a firearm. The deputy engaged the suspect and fired shots as the vehicle began speeding toward the deputy and struck his patrol car. The suspect vehicle went a short distance down the road and crashed.
The suspect fled on foot and later attempted to get a ride with a local resident but was unsuccessful.
At the crash scene, a 20-year-old female was transported to the hospital and later pronounced dead. She has been identified as Shelby Comer from Beersheba Springs. Her body has been taken to the medical examiner’s office in Nashville.
The suspect has been identified has Jacky Wayne Bean (32) from Soddy Daisy, TN. Deputies found Bean hiding in the woods near the scene around 8:00am on Sunday morning. He was transported to the hospital for evaluation. He is currently being held at the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office and has no bond. A bond hearing will be set this week. Bean is charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder, Evading Arrest, 3 counts of Reckless Endangerment, DUI and Violation of Implied Consent. More charges are expected later this week.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the investigation of the case.