A Humphreys County deputy shot a man with a bean bag round after officials say the suspect held a 4-year-old boy hostage with a knife.
Deputies said Matthew Clements was arrested Wednesday on charges including aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault.
Sheriff Chris Davis said the incident started when the suspect began throwing rocks at a Waverly home, where a woman was inside with her children.
Deputies said Clements then forced his way inside, making the woman and another child leave while he held the 4-year-old at knife-point.
"I've never had to shoot anybody with it. And I can't think of a situation where I've actually had to shoot somebody," said Chief Edwards.
The child was released and wasn't hurt. Clements was treated for minor injuries. It's unknown if he has an attorney.
Deputies said they are glad they were able to end a dangerous situation without using deadly force.