A bow hunting accident claimed the life of a Mountain City
man Saturday evening. Michael Todd Stout, 43, 920 A. Davis Lane, died from
massive blood loss after an arrow accidentally pierced the calf area of his
leg, according to the Johnson County Sheriff's Department.
JCSD Deputy Johnny Roberts responded to Davis Lane after a
neighbor called reporting the accident at approximately 5:30 p.m. Roberts
found Stout in the front seat of his vehicle not far from his home.
"It is determined that the victim was walking with (the)
bow in his left hand with (the) arrow in (the) bow and had apparently
tripped, jabbing the arrow into his left leg," Roberts' report states.
Roberts determined Stout removed the arrow from his leg before walking
nearly one mile down the mountain to his vehicle, where he constructed a
tourniquet for the wound then drove approximately a half mile before passing
out from blood loss. Because Stout was driving a manual vehicle, his car
came to a stop, according to the police report.
Roberts stated Stout possibly remained in his vehicle
between one to four hours before a neighbor found him. He was transported to
the Johnson County Health Center where he died due to massive blood loss,
according to Johnson County Coroner Willie Debord.
Foul play is not suspected in the case.
Stout is survived by his wife, Lisa Henson Stout, and two
daughters, Jessica and Rebekah.