Man Arrested After Brandishing, Firing Handgun During Altercation Between Juveniles

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – A man was arrested after officers responded to reports of man shooting a firearm during an altercation on a neighborhood street this morning. On Tuesday, August 16, 2016 around 7:25 a.m. officers arrived on an armed person, with shots possibly fired, call in the 700 block of Norwood Court in the Royal Oaks neighborhood.

Further investigation revealed that the incident began as an altercation between juveniles, where two juveniles arrived at a home in the 700 block of Norwood Court to confront and fight a another juvenile in the home, who sent a text in relation to come over and fight. The altercation escalated, and an adult male, identified as 38-year-old Tito Butler of Mt. Juliet, came out of his residence and confronted two 16-year-old females in the roadway and cul-de-sac of Norwood Court. During the confrontation, Butler blocked the roadway with his vehicle and fired one shot into the air. Many school children were outside and waiting on the bus during this incident. As officers arrived on the scene, they had to instruct the school children to find a safe location.

Thankfully, no one was injured during this incident, which remains under investigation. More charges could be forthcoming for other individuals involved in the altercation. Due to initial information received in the emergency communications center, multiple officers from the Mt. Juliet Police Department and Wilson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

Butler was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail under a $1,000.00 bond, charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault and one count of Reckless Endangerment.

Tito Butler, 38, of Mt. Juliet

Tito Butler, 38, of Mt. Juliet