Macon County Chronicle

Justifiable Homicide on Gravely Hill

On Thursday night, February 3rd the Macon County Sheriffs Department responded to a shooting at 400 Gravely Hill Road, after receiving a 911 call at 7:44 p.m., but after it was determined that the residence was in Sumner County, the Sumner County Sheriffs Department was dispatched to the scene, where they discovered gunshot victim, 29-year-old Clinton T. Slayton.

According to Sumner County Chief of Detectives, Don Linzy, Slayton and 37-year-old Georgia Brown, who lived at the residence, had a past relationship that had gone terribly wrong. “Apparently the male subject had called to say he was coming to kill her and himself,” Detective Linzy said, “and arriving shortly afterwards he pulled behind the mobile home and rammed her vehicle which was parked in the driveway. He then proceeded to get out of his car and demanded entrance to the home. Ms. Brown attempted to talk him into leaving, but he kicked the door in while armed with a weapon and she apparently shot him in self defense. At this point it appears to be justifiable homicide, but this is an on-going investigation and the ultimate decision will be made by the district attorney. There was one minor child at the scene.”

Mr. Slayton was transported by the Macon County Emergency Medical Services, with a Sumner County Paramedic on board, to Sumner County Medical Center, in Gallatin, where he was pronounced dead.

Funeral services for Clinton Slayton were held on Sunday, February 7th at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Johnathon England officiating. Interment followed in Bushes Chapel Cemetery with full military honors.

He is survived by father Billy Rondale and Bobbie Lynn Slayton of Westmoreland; mother, Margie Hatton of Westmoreland; wife, Rachel Slayton of Portland; daughter, Aubrie Junker of Lafayette; sons, Elliotte Turner of Bug Tussel, Ky., Sawyer Slayton of Portland; brothers, Jody & (Angela) Slayton of Edmond, Ok., Joseph Slayton and Corey Slayton both of Westmoreland; sisters, Cherrie Marty Crowder of Bethpage, Angela & (Tony) Spratlin of Westmoreland; and several nieces and nephews.

Woodard Funeral Home, in Westmoreland, was in charge of the arrangements.