MUG - James Thomas Smithson - 6/19/19

James Thomas Smithson has been charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault by the Williamson County Sheriff's Office. (Photo: Williamson County Sheriff's Office)

THOMPSON'S STATION, TN (WSMV) - A Williamson County man has been charged with criminal homicide after shooting his father at a home on Cayce Springs Road, according to law enforcement.

Fatal shooting locator - Thompson's Station, TN - 6/19/19

Witnesses told Williamson County Sheriff deputies that James Thomas Smithson Jr., 36, shot his father, James Thomas Smithson Sr., 72, and ran out of the home into a nearby wooded area.

Smithson Jr. was tracked to a mobile home on Cayce Springs Road where he surrendered.

Smithson Jr. has been charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault. Bond was set at $500,000. He is scheduled to appear in court on July 11.

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