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Man Arrested After Shooting Into Passing Truck

By Heather Mathis
By hmathis@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON Tenn. - A North Jackson man has been arrested for aggravated assault and reckless endangerment, after he allegedly shot out the windows of a passing truck in his neighborhood.

Police said Tyler Rushing, 20, was home with his sister off Rushmeade Road, when he heard a car engine, and noticed his father’s Ford Ranger pick-up truck was missing from his driveway.

"It just so happens that a man in the exact same model, exact same color and year of the truck that we thought was missing was pulling out of our driveway. We thought it was being taken," said Rushing's sister, Logan.

Officers said Rushing grabbed a shotgun, and shot at the suspected truck thief, hitting the passenger and back windows in the truck.

According to police, the man driving the matching car was actually trying to find Rushing's neighbor's home, and was only using the driveway to turn around. Rushing later found his Ford Ranger was at the home, just parked in an unusual location.

"It's sad that it was such a misunderstanding, but my brother was just trying to take care of me and our stuff," said Logan Rushing.

Rushing is currently being held in Madison County Jail on $50,000 bond.
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