Man arrested after shooting gun, making threats outside Cleveland, Tennessee, Walmart

Doyle Herron/Mugshot courtesy of Bradley County Sheriff’s Office

A man was arrested Tuesday night after making threats and shooting a gun in the air outside a Walmart in Cleveland, Tenn., according to a press release from the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

At 5:06 p.m. Cleveland Police were dispatched to an armed subject/possible active shooter incident at the Walmart at 2300 Treasury Drive in Cleveland. Bradley County Sheriff‘s Office deputies also responded to provide backup to Cleveland officers, according to the news release.

A caller had reported to 911 that a man with a gun was threatening violence towards the store. He fired the gun in the air, then got into a white SUV outside the Walmart grocery store entrance. Other callers also reported to 911 that a shot was fired by the man outside the Walmart, the statement said.

Bradley County Deputies arrived at the scene and found the suspect, Doyle R. Herron, in a white SUV parked in the fire lane opposite the Walmart grocery store entrance. The man still had the gun in his hand when deputies arrived, but then placed it on the SUV, the statement said.

Herron exited the vehicle but refused all further commands from the officers. A physical altercation took place when deputies tried to detain Herron and a Taser was deployed, but it had little effect on him. Herron was eventually taken into custody after more officers arrived to help subdue him, the statement said.

Herron is charged with reckless endangerment, two counts of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and aggravated assault of a first responder.

— Compiled by Jody Park