911 Employee Stephanie Fletcher Arrested In East Ridge Auto Burglary

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Stephanie Fletcher
Stephanie Fletcher

Police said 911 employee Stephanie Fletcher has been arrested in an auto burglary case in East Ridge.

East Ridge Police responded to 913 State Line Road on Friday at approximately 11 p.m. in reference to an auto burglary. When officers arrived, the victim told officers she observed her car door open and a white female carrying items that had been inside. The suspect fled the scene in a black Nissan after leaving the items she was carrying. A GPS system, however, was still missing.

A second victim also approached officers and said his vehicle had been entered and had items missing. The victim provided officers with the suspect’s vehicle tag number. During the investigation, the suspect was identified as Ms.

Fletcher, 29, of Hixson.

Officers returned Ms. Fletcher to the scene, where she was positively identified by the victim and was charged with two counts of burglary of an auto and two counts of theft. 

Authorities said she had asked to leave work early on Friday, saying she was feeling sick.

She has been suspended from her 911 job.

She is scheduled to appear in East Ridge Municipal Court on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 5 p.m.


2 Hit While Walking On Birmingham Highway; James Ankrom, 63, Dies At The Hospital

Two pedestrians were struck by a single vehicle on Highway 11 (Birmingham Highway) in Lookout Valley on Tuesday night. One of those who was struck, 63-year-old James David Ankrom, died after being taken to a local hospital. Police said the other person who was hit was responsive. She was identified as Maria Martinez, 52. The incident happened shortly after 7 p.m. at ... (click for more)

Cleveland Police Officer Charged Again After Wife Catches Him At Their Home; TBI To Intervene

The Cleveland Police officer involved in a weekend incident in McMinn County that resulted in the demotion of brand-new Cleveland Police Chief Dennis Maddux has been arrested again. Bradley County Sheriff officials said Officer Jeffrey Griggs was taken into custody Tuesday evening for Violation of an Order of Protection issued after the McMinn County incident. Meanwhile, ... (click for more)

Women Don't Ask For Rape, They Ask For Justice

The stereotypical irrationality that women typically lie about rape has brought an enormous amount of social stigma to this population. Many like to think that rape is not a huge issue in the United States, and that the media blows it out of proportion. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported that approximately 17.7 million females in America have been raped, with 108,612 ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Happy Birthday, Mr. Berg

This past Monday we should have closed the Post Office, let kids out of school, and lowered our flags to half-mast. March 2 is the anniversary of Moe Berg’s birthday and the legendary Casey Stengel once said Moe was “the strangest man ever to play baseball.” Moe played major league baseball for 16 years, finishing with the Boston Red Sox in 1939 and a lifetime batting average of ... (click for more)

Double Overtime Thriller: Central Boys Going To State

For all the folks who came to Chattanooga State Tuesday night for the Class AA sectional battle between Livingston Academy and Region 3-AA champ Central, they got their money's worth and more. And they even got some free basketball to boot. Needing a couple of overtimes, the Purple Pounders will be heading to Murfreesboro and MTSU's Murphy Center next week for the TSSAA State ... (click for more)

Blackman Blazes A Trail To State By Bashing Bradley, 55-35

(Story will be updated) MUFREESBORO, Tenn. – The Class AAA state champions are still alive and well. Blackman raced past outmanned Bradley Central, 55-35, Tuesday night in a Class AAA sectional victory that blazed a path right to the boys state tournament at nearby Middle Tennessee State University starting on March 11. The Blaze (24-5) will be making their fourth ... (click for more)