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Brentwood Man Charged With Criminal Homicide In Wife's Death

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Residents of the Governors Club waited on police to let them know when they could return to their homes. Residents of the Governors Club waited on police to let them know when they could return to their homes.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - Police in Brentwood have charged a man suspected in the shooting death of his wife. 41-year-old Randolph Maidens was arrested early Monday morning and has been charged with criminal homicide.

His wife, Dr. Rachael Maidens, was found dead in the couple's home in Brentwood's Governors Club neighborhood just before 6 p.m. on Sunday. Mr. Maidens was not at the scene when police arrived. An extensive overnight search for him came to and end shortly after 6 a.m. on Monday when Maidens was taken into custody without incident.

"This was a very large area and you are talking about a large perimeter," said Brentwood Police Chief Jeff Hughes."There is a large area and a lot of bodies of water in the area and we were pretty much trying to cover it all."

During the search, police went door-to-door in the neighborhood and would not allow anyone in or out.

"This is very scary. We have a 15 year old daughter who's home alone. We told her to turn off all the lights, to stay out of vision, except for police, if they came to the house in uniform she could answer the door," said resident Cynthia Rosenblum Sunday night.

Rosenblum said she lives next to the crime scene, but did not know the couple well. However, she described a strange run-in with a man she said was Randolph Maidens, when he was found lurking in the woods in a ski-mask, and he claimed to be lost.

Residents were finally allowed to return to their homes around 1:30 a.m. Monday.

Maidens was transported to the Williamson County Jail Monday morning where bond was set at $2.5 million. His initial court appearance was set for May 2.

Rachael Maidens was an orthodontist. Her practice, RM Orthodontics, is located in Maryland Farms. The office was closed on Monday, but some of Dr. Maidens patients came by to leave gifts and condolences.

"I think to say just how sorry I am and I'm going to miss coming to the office and seeing her," said former patient Cindy Bayer. "She always had a smile and was always friendly. She obviously enjoyed what she did, so it's a shame that her life's work is gone."

The couple had a child together. She was found in the home unharmed. Police said she is being cared for by relatives.

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