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Published on April 26th, 2013 | by Daniel Perlman


Husband charged in shooting death of Brentwood orthodontist

After an all-night manhunt kept many of his Governors Club neighbors from their homes, a Brentwood man is in Williamson County Jail on a $2.5 million bond charged in the shooting death of his wife, a local orthodontist.

Randolph Cary Maidens, 42, was captured without incident after he was spotted making his way toward the back door of his house at 64 Governors Way at about 6 a.m. Monday.

Brentwood Police began searching for Maidens after getting a call at 5:49 p.m. Sunday asking them to check on the welfare of the residents. Police did not respond to questions about who made the call or why.

Officers found the couple’s 2-year-old daughter unharmed and the body of Dr. Rachael Maidens in the home. Randy Maidens had fled the scene on foot, according to police.

Police secured the gates of the exclusive subdivision during the manhunt, not allowing cars to enter or leave until early Monday. A helicopter was involved in the search, as were thermal imaging cameras and canines.

A Brentwood native, Rachael Frisbie Maidens was a 1996 graduate of Father Ryan High School. She received her doctor of dental medicine degree with honors from the University of Florida, where she served as class president. She completed her orthodontic residency at Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., according to the “About Dr. Maidens” section of her practice’s website.

She met her husband while practicing in Atlanta for three years, according to a Father Ryan alumni newsletter published in 2009.

Randy Maidens had no criminal record, and no civil action was on file at the Williamson County Courthouse. But he was arrested Feb. 23 on a first offense of driving under the influence of alcohol and violation of the implied consent law after his car struck a transformer station on Tradition Lane, also in Governors Club. Maidens refused a field sobriety test.

His next hearing on the DUI and implied consent case was scheduled for 9 a.m. May 29 in Williamson County General Sessions Court.

Dr. Maidens owned RM Orthodontics and Family Dentistry in the Maryland Farms business park. No lights were on Monday morning at RM Orthodontics, a day the practice is typically open. A bouquet of flowers lay at the front door.

Randolph Maidens’ initial court appearance on the criminal homicide charge is scheduled for 1 p.m. May 2 in Williamson County General Sessions Court.

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Source: “Husband charged in shooting death of Brentwood orthodontist,” April 26, 2013.

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