Shot officer released from hospital

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 4:43am
Staff reports

Metro Police Sgt. Mark Chesnut, the officer who was shot multiple times during a traffic stop last month, has been released from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and moved to a rehabilitation center.

Police said the gunman was Mississippi prison escapee Joseph Jackson. Jackson and his alleged accomplice, Cortney Logan, are scheduled to appear in General Sessions court this morning for a preliminary hearing.

An initial hearing July 1 was postponed because defense attorneys said they needed more time.

The pair face charges of attempted murder and unlawful gun possession by a felon.

Chesnut was shot June 25 on traffic stop on Interstate 40 in Bellevue. He has undergone several surgeries to remove bullets from his liver, stomach, intestine and colon, but is expected to make a full recovery.

4 Comments on this post:

By: courier37027 on 7/14/09 at 7:00

Way to go Vanderbilt Medical...applause.

By: pandabear on 7/14/09 at 8:21

Yes ! A full recovery and lifetime in jail for these punks.


By: TITAN1 on 7/14/09 at 8:36

Great news! Still sending up prayers for full and speedy recovery.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 12:46

Very good news! Here's to a speedy recovery for Sgt. Chesnut!