Charges have been dropped against a Hendersonville man who opened fire to stop a violent attack, likely saving his neighbor's life.
Chase Jones was charged with two counts of reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon early last month after blasting the lock to his neighbor's apartment.
Following his arrest, Jones told Nashville's News 2 Investigates he heard screams coming from the apartment and was concerned police wouldn't arrive in time.
The shot did what Jones intended it to do.
It disrupted the attack and responding officers were able to quickly apprehend suspect Charles Ferrell.
The victim, Ferrell's girlfriend, was not seriously injured.
Officers also took Jones into custody for firing a gun at a door and potentially putting two people behind that door in jeopardy.
Last Wednesday, Sumner County District Attorney General Ray Whitley dropped all charges against him.
He said Jones saved the woman's life and should not have been punished.
Ferrell faces charges of attempted first degree murder and aggravated kidnapping for the incident.