FRANKLIN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) -- Christopher Maxwell, 48, was arrested Saturday on charges including first-degree murder, attempted murder and child abuse/neglect.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded around 4:30 p.m. Saturday to a domestic disturbance on Vernon Ridge Road in the Belvidere community.
When deputies arrived at the residence, they said they found Maxwell’s wife, identified as 46-year-old Holly Raquel Maxwell, dead on the ground from at least one gunshot wound.
Maxwell’s two teenage sons had also been shot, investigators revealed. His 13- and 14-year-old sons were air-lifted to separate hospitals.
Deputies said they found Maxwell, 48, in a milk barn. He was transported to Southern Tennessee Regional Health Systems for treatment of chest pains and was then moved to the Franklin County jail, where he was held without bond.