Knoxville man back in jail after dropped attempted murder charges set him free

A grand jury indictment sent Nicholas Boggs back to jail for the same crime after attempted...
A grand jury indictment sent Nicholas Boggs back to jail for the same crime after attempted murder charges against him were dropped. / Source: (Knox County Sheriff's Office)(WVLT)
Published: Aug. 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM EDT
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A man accused of attempted murder is back in jail after a grand jury returned indictments on charges that were dropped in August.

Nicholas Walton Boggs was arrested for a second time January 6 on charges of attempted first-degree murder, felony possession of a firearm and other charges for an incident that reportedly occurred on August 20 at the Northshore Heights Senior Living Center.

Boggs appeared in Knox County Court Tuesday.

Court records show Boggs sent a photo of a woman's vehicle to her on Facebook while she was at work.

When she came outside, Boggs reportedly knelt down behind a bush and fired three shots toward the woman as she ran back inside.

The woman reported hearing three loud bangs and told the police bullets struck the doorway.

Boggs is a convicted felon who was not authorized to possess a firearm.

Boggs had already left the scene when deputies arrived but was later arrested.

The charges against Boggs were previously dropped due to failure to prosecute, court records show.

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