Husband charged with attempted murder


A Gallatin husband has been charged with attempted murder after police say he shot at his wife while she fled their home following an altercation last week.

Gallatin police responded to the Chapel Ridge apartment complex on Airport Road at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 5. in reference to a potential shooting victim that had shown up at a residence there, according to an arrest affidavit signed by Investigator Katie Hope.

At the scene, officers located Toralia McGree Gordon who was “hysterical” and claimed that her husband, identified as 40-year-old Sidney J. Gordon, had “shot at her and hit her in the head with a gun” at the couple’s home on Marble Court.

“McCree Gordon was covered in blood, had significant swelling on her forehead, had several lacerations on her arms and her left hand was bandaged and bloody,” Hope wrote in the affidavit. “(She) was transported to the hospital, but advised officers that her husband pistol-whipped her, pointed a .45-caliber handgun against her thigh and shot at her vehicle while she was leaving the residence.”

A bullet hole was found in the rear bumper of McCree Gordon’s gray Dodge Durango that was parked in the parking lot of the apartment complex.

When located at the couple’s home in the 460-block of Marble Court, police say Sidney Gordon smelled strongly of alcohol and claimed that it was his wife that was the violent one.

“There was a significant amount of blood in the driveway, garage and residence and the house was in complete disarray,” Hope added in the affidavit. “Gordon claimed he would never place his hand on a woman, however he admitted to firing two shots during the altercation and pushing over the refrigerator out of anger.

“He later claimed that… he was absolutely certain that firing at the rear of the vehicle could not kill his wife, because, “that is not how bullets work.””

Sidney Gordon, a convicted felon, was not legally allowed to possess a firearm, according to police. He was also out on bond at the time of the incident for a previous domestic assault charge involving his wife.

The 40-year-old was arrested and charged with attempted criminal homicide, reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. He was booked into the Sumner County Jail with a $200,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Sumner County General Sessions Court on Dec. 5.

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