Deputy shot, suspect kills himself in Dickson

DICKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- Dickson police say a sheriff's deputy is in extremely serious condition after he was shot by a man who then killed himself in what police describe as a domestic violence dispute.

Dickson police chief Ricky Chandler said Deputy Keith Bellar was shot in the head on Monday morning. Chandler said 27-year-old Jayson Eggenberg had been following his estranged wife in his car and ran her off the road when the deputy stopped to assist. Chandler said after the deputy was shot, Eggenberg killed himself.

WSMV-TV in Nashville reported that Bellar, a six-year veteran of the sheriff's office, is listed in extremely serious condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Chandler said that police had been called to the wife's home concerning several domestic issues in the past.


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 123227068 -
Gray Television, Inc.