ASHLAND CITY, Tenn.- A Cheatham County man has been sentenced to a year in jail for a deadly shooting that stemmed from an apparent case of road rage.
Ryan Dickens pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter, and sentenced to three years. On Tuesday a judge ordered him to serve one year in jail and two years' probation.
In June of 2011, Ashland City police say Dickens and Shannon Paul got into an altercation on the road and pulled into a busy shopping center. Witnesses reported seeing Paul pull out a gun and shoot Dickens. Witnesses said Dickens then chased after Paul inside the Mexican restaurant in the shopping center and shot and killed him.
Dickens said he planned to appeal his sentence saying he acted in self-defense.