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Accused sex offender takes life

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From Post Staff Reports

A man identified as Jason Todd Davis committed suicide Tuesday as Rutherford and Wilson County deputies tried to apprehend the defendant at his Rutherford County home.

Davis was charged with sexual battery of a minor under the age of 13 and failed to show up for Wilson County Circuit Court.

A defendant wanted on a child sex abuse charge took his own life when federal marshals and Rutherford and Wilson County deputies tried to apprehend him Tuesday at his Rutherford County home, Sheriff Robert Arnold said. Rutherford County Detective Chuck Thomas, who is assigned to the U.S. Marshals Task Force, said he, three Wilson County deputies and two U.S. Marshals responded Tuesday to the Anderson Avenue home where they attempted to serve a warrant on the defendant.

He was charged and actually fixing to go to trial that day, Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan said. As they were going into the door they heard a gunshot coming from the bedroom in the rear position of the house.

Davis was found with a gunshot wound, lying on his back and holding a rifle. Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services paramedics and supervisors with the U.S. Marshals were contacted. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating as a routine matter.

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