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September 13, 2004

Chief To Issue Apology After Police Raid Wrong Home

From:, TN - Sep 13, 2004

The Clarksville Police chief says an apology is on the way for Friday night's drug raid at a wrong address.

A couple in their 50's was taken by surprise when the city's tactical SWAT team broke through their front door to serve a search warrant.

The warrant, according to police, contained incorrect information identifying the house.

Teresa Guiler, 55, and James Elliott, 54, who is recovering from a liver transplant, were both forced to the ground at gunpoint.

Both said they're still recovering from the incident.

The police chief, Mark Smith, said he's investigating to make sure it doesn't happen again.

The search warrant was executed at the correct address next door later that night. Police said they arrested a man and seized drugs in the later raid.

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