NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Nashville prosecutors want a tougher sentence for former Vandy football player Corey Batey for his part in a gang rape at a campus dorm in 2013.

The Tennessean quotes prosecutors saying 11 emails were sent to presiding judge Montey Watkins prior to sentencing. They believe the emails influenced the judge's choice to give Batey the minimum 15 year sentence for the assault.

Prosecutors are asking another judge to give them access to the emails and a chance to argue for a longer sentence.

A hearing in the matters is scheduled for Thursday.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Authorities have released more details about that officer involved shooting in Madison Tuesday morning.

Metro Police say that 38-year-old officer Jason Sweeney confronted an armed man while responding to a shots fired call. Police say 42-year-old Kevin Lillard pointed a gun at the officer during a foot pursuit.

The patrolman fired once, hitting Lillard in the mid-section. Officer Sweeney, who is white, wasn't injured.

Lillard, who is black, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He’s reported to be in stable condition.

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee sporting goods store is selling commemorative t-shirts to raise money for the family of a Maryville Police Officer killed in the line of duty.

Officer Kenny Moats was shot in the neck just above his bulletproof vest Thursday outside a Maryville home as he responded to a domestic disturbance call.

In the days since the 32-year-old officer's death, WBIR-TV reports Pokey's and Sports has sold more than $40,000 worth of t-shirts for Moats' wife and three children. The store expects to sell even more.

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A police officer who was fatally shot responding to a dispute between a father and son in eastern Tennessee had been wearing a bullet-proof vest, but he was struck in the neck.

Authorities say Marysville Police Officer Kenny Moats was killed Thursday while responding to the second domestic disturbance call of the day at the home.

The Blount County Sheriff's office says Moats and a deputy were able to get the father to safety and were taking cover behind their vehicles when the son opened fire from the garage, striking Moats from about 70 yards away.


NASHVILLE, Tenn.  (AP/WMOT)  --  Two scandal plagued Republican State Representatives have lost their seats to primary challengers.

Longtime state Rep. Curry Todd of Collierville lost his West Tennessee seat to carnival operator Mark Lovell by 37 percentage points.

Todd was twice filmed removing opponents' campaign signs during the campaign. A retired Memphis police officer, Todd was convicted in 2011 for drunken driving with a loaded handgun in his car.