Police First Disregard Rape Allegation, Then Later Bring Charges

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Victor Lebron Hunt
Victor Lebron Hunt

Police initially disregarded a rape allegation from an intoxicated woman, then investigated and made an arrest in the case after she was taken to jail.

Victor Lebron Hunt, 50, wound up being charged with rape and robbery.

In the incident Jan. 12, a witness told police that a woman advised she had been raped. The woman was wearing only a bra and pants when she approached and asked for help, the witness said.  

An officer spoke with the woman, "but was unable to get a complete statement due to her high level of intoxication. The officer told her she would have to report the allegations at a later time when she was sober. She then pushed the officer, which led to her arrest.

"

The next morning the woman told jail personnel she was in severe pain after having been raped. She was transported to Erlanger Hospital and police were notified of the allegation.

She told police she had been attacked by a black male whom she only knows as "Vick" who lives in the River Glen Community trailer park.

Police said Hunt called police saying he had heard that an allegation was being made against him. Hunt first denied any sexual contact with the woman. He then claimed he saw the woman walking by with only a bra and pants on, and he said they ended up trying to have sex but did not consummate the act.

The woman said the night of the incident she gave Hunt a ride to a friend's house and to a liquor store. She said she then stopped near his house and asked him to get out. She said he refused to get out until she agreed to drink with him.

She said he began giving her liquor, but she said she noticed he was not drinking it. She said he then sexually assaulted her in the car.

Police said it was found during a rape examination that a tampon worn by the woman had been lodged behind her cervix. 

 


HCSO Issues Narcan To Personnel To Protect Against Accidental Fentanyl Overdoses

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has launched a program to protect deputies who might come into contact with fentanyl.  The Sheriff’s Office is one of the few law enforcement agencies in this area issuing Narcan to its officers. In powder form, Fentanyl, a drug classified as an opioid, which can be absorbed through the skin and accidentally inhaled, and has become ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Issuing Narcan To Its Officers To Combat Effects Of Fentanyl

With a rise in use of opioids like heroin and fentanyl, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has launched a new program to protect deputies who might come into contact with fentanyl.  The Sheriff’s Office is one of the few law enforcement agencies in the area issuing Narcan to its officers.   Authorities said, "In powder form, Fentanyl, a drug classified as ... (click for more)

Make America Good Again - And Response

“No people can be great, who have ceased to be virtuous.”   Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784) Last week I witnessed first hand the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. As I observed the happenings within the Quicken Arena, the one theme that continued to pop up again and again, was  Make America Great Again .  Of course, that being ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Keep Mike Carter’s Genius

Mike Carter, who has just been chosen as the “Best Overall” member of the Tennessee Legislature by a group known as the Tennessee Forum and “Legislator of the Year” by Citizens for Home Rule, is truly both. A lawyer and then a Sessions Court judge for 8 ½ years, he is overwhelmingly favored to win a third term during next Thursday’s election and rightly so. While it is laudable ... (click for more)

Dunbar Promoted To Head Wrestling Job At Ooltewah

J.D. Dunbar had been promoted to head wrestling coach at Ooltewah High School. Dunbar, an assistant with the Owls’ mat program since 2012, becomes a head coach for the first time at the high school level. He replaces Bryant Blackmon, who recently resigned. The 36-year-old Dunbar is also the school’s strength and conditioning coach and assistant head football coach on ... (click for more)

Another Big Week For Chattanooga Football Club

More than 10,000 fans gathered at Finley Stadium last Saturday to see a 5-3 penalty kick win over Miami United.   CFC keeper Gregga Hartley made a save and scored the winning penalty kick, helping his team to advance to the national semifinals on Saturday.  They will host Sonoma County Sol at 7:30 in the comfy confines of "Fort Finley"  Chattanooga is the top ... (click for more)