The internal investigation of Deputy Kyle Singleton is now concluded. The investigation revealed that there was no violation in accordance with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Operating and Procedure Policy manual. The internal investigation further revealed that Deputy Singleton was in fear of his life and deadly force was justifiable.
The policy states in part:
“Use of Deadly Force: A deputy may use deadly force only on two occasions:
1. To defend his life or the life of another person.
2. To apprehend or prevent the escape of a dangerous felon, when all other reasonable means have been exhausted. A dangerous felon shall be defined as a person whose escape would represent a serious danger to the public, and whose crime involved the death or the use of great physical harm, or the threat of great physical harm against the person of another. This shall include murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery, aggravated rape and arson of an occupied dwelling.”
Deputy Singleton will return to his normal duties on Tuesday, April 20, 2010.
On or about April 14, 2010, shortly after 1:00 p.m., Metro-Narcotics received a call from a local pharmacy regarding individuals purchasing Sudafed. The pharmacist stated that they recognized the individuals as having purchased Sudafed in the past.
A short time later, officers located the suspect vehicle. The suspect(s) were stopped on 45 South. As officers approached the vehicle, suspect(s) fled and officers pursued until the driver abandoned his vehicle on Simmons Road and fled on foot into a wooded area.
A Metro Narcotics officer gave chase and struggled with the suspect over the officer’s weapon. During the struggle, the officer fatally shot the suspect. The officer was identified as Deputy Kyle Singleton.
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The suspect was identified as Daniel Glen Dickerson, age 40, of 515 Dorthy Ann Lane, Saltillo, TN. Three other suspects were taken into custody.
Daniel Glen Dickerson has numerous drug related charges.