A Franklin County man allegedly shot and killed his wife and shot and injured his two children on Saturday.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday, Jan. 25, at approximately 4:30 p.m., sheriff’s office personnel responded to a domestic disturbance compliant at 1620 Vernon Ridge Road, Belvidere.
While in route to the call, deputies were informed by dispatch that gunshots had been fired. Upon arrival, deputies entered the residence in question and found Holly Raquel Maxwell, 46, on the floor of the residence deceased. Deputies also located two male juveniles adjacent to the residence that had sustained gunshot wounds as well. Deputies then, in the process of securing the scene, made contact with Christopher Maxwell, 47, in an adjacent milk barn. He was taken into custody, transported to Southern Tennessee Regional Health Systems for treatment of chest pains.
The 14-year-old juvenile male was transported to Erlanger Hospital via Life Force helicopter to be treated for injuries and one 13-year-old juvenile male was transported to Vanderbilt Hospital via LifeFlight helicopter. They underwent surgery and reported to be in stable condition.
Christopher Maxwell was later transported to the Franklin County Jail and booked on charges of: murder, 1st degree; homicide, criminal attempt; and aggravated child abuse and neglect. He is being held with no bond and has an initial court date set for Thursday, March 5, in Franklin County General Sessions Court. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation.
The two teenagers are students in Moore County Schools and both Lynchburg Elementary and Moore County High are accepting donations of snacks, toiletries and other items to assist the family as they travel to Chattanooga and Nashville to be with the two boys. See Lashonda Hill at LES or Amy Cashion at MCHS for items that are needed and ways you can help.