Chattanooga Cab Driver, Passenger Face Charges After Arrest In Cleveland, Tn.

Saturday, October 12, 2013
William Paul Rogers III
William Paul Rogers III

A taxi driver from Chattanooga and his female passenger are facing a variety of charges after police in Cleveland, Tn., checked out their vehicle.

Arrested was William Paul Rogers III, 43, of 195 Warren St., Rossville, Ga. He is a driver for Nation Taxi Cab. Also charged was Karen Renee Campbell, 22, of 7155 Tanger Court, Chattanooga.

An officer said he responded to the Steak and Shake on Paul Huff Parkway on a possible stolen vehicle. He found it to be a Nation Taxi Cab. The manager, Nolan Carter, said the cab was under lease to Rogers.

The officer said Ms. Campbell was asleep in the back of the cab. She said she did not have an ID or driver's license. 

He said he found a glass pipe as well as what appeared to be marijuana with a large number of pills in the taxi.

It was found that Ms. Campbell had numerous credit cards and several ID cards with the name Andrea Taylor of Riceville, tn., on them. Ms. Taylor was contacted and she said her purse had been stolen in Hamilton County on Sept. 29.

Ms. Campbell was charged with drug possession and theft of property.

Rogers was charged with drug possession and having drug paraphernalia. He has a number of prior arrests in Hamilton County. 

Both were booked into the Bradley County Jail.

The items belonging to Ms. Taylor were returned to her.

   


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