At the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances that led to a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred in the early morning hours in Cheatham County.

The preliminary investigation indicates that overnight, a 911 call was made to request an ambulance to transport an Ashland City woman to a hospital. After the ambulance left the residence, the woman became combative and pulled a knife from her backpack. The ambulance driver pulled over at New Hope Road and Highway 41A and requested law enforcement assistance. Early information indicates that when a Cheatham County Sheriff’s deputy arrived at the scene, the woman, identified as Beth Plant (DOB 08/16/1967), was outside of the ambulance, and brandished the knife at the deputy. The deputy fired at the woman, striking her. She was transported to a Nashville hospital, where she died. No one else was injured at the scene.

This remains an active and ongoing investigation, as TBI Special Agents continue to work to gather any and all relevant interviews and evidence. As in any case, TBI’s investigative findings will be shared with the District Attorney General throughout the process for his consideration and review.

As is our policy, the TBI does not identify the officers involved in these types of incidents and instead refers questions of that nature to their respective department.

Any updates on this investigation will be posted online at