Jackson County deputies had to take cover after a Seymour man opened fire on them after they responded to a report of a family fight late Monday night.

According to Sheriff Michael Carothers, deputies were called to a home just after midnight Monday on the south-east side of Seymour.


When deputies arrived they found a woman and her children in the yard and 42-year-old Jeremy French was inside the home.

As deputies approached the yard, French allegedly opened fire.

Deputies Dustin Steward and Jeff Walters and Seymour Police officer Jeremy Soliday took cover. Soliday’s patrol car was peppered with bullets along with a neighboring home and a pickup truck.

Carothers says the officer did not return fire, but called for the Jackson County Emergency Response Team, which moved in with Seymour Police Department’s armored vehicle. Lt. Andy Wayman was able to make contact with French, who surrendered without incident.

French, of Quail Creek, is in jail facing an attempted murder charge.

No one was injured during the shooting, but Officer Soliday did sustain a foot injury from landscape material as he was running to take cover.