Arrests Made In Connection With Stolen Car, Machetes Outside Northgate Mall

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Eric David Smith
Eric David Smith

Arrests have been made in connection with a stolen car with some machetes and hunting knives inside the vehicle outside Northgate Mall.

In the incident on Sunday, an off-duty police officer was advised that several males were trying to break into a black Honda. The tag on the vehicle came back to a Soddy Daisy man.

The vehicle was observed in the parking lot of Applebees by the main entrance to the mall. Three males were in the vehicle.

The off-duty officer ordered all three to exit the vehicle and get on the ground. 

Several machetes and several hunting knives, with blades exceeding four inches, were visible in the vehicle.

Eric David Smith, 18, of 5949 Crest View Dr., and Blake West, 21, of 4940 Sarasota Dr., Hixson,  were charged with theft over $10,000 and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Officials said West had earlier been banned from CBL property. 

Blake West
Blake West


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BOMAR, KELLY LYNN  9690 HOSTA LN OOLTEWAH, 37363  Age at Arrest: 50 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga VANDALISM/MALICIOUS MISCHIEF DISORDERLY CONDUCT PUBLIC INTOXICATION --- BOYER, CHARLES OVERTON  77710 LEE HIGHWAY APT 128 CHATTANOOGA, 37421  Age at Arrest: 37 years old ... (click for more)

Old Photos: Fort Oglethorpe

Liberal Conspiracy Afoot

According to Roy Exum’s Sunday column, there are now upwards of six or seven Democrats in Hamilton County, and all of them have secretly maneuvered their way onto the boards of a couple of dozen local organizations. Unlike Republicans, some of them serve on multiple boards and some of them serve with one another on the same boards. This is outrageous. We all know that boards and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Is This Civil War II?

Jack Minzey, by all accounts, was a beloved professor at Eastern Michigan and, as the head of the university’s School of Education, wrote many books and papers. Some were on the Civil War – he was an avid student of our nation’s worst moment – and his beliefs how to better public education will be quoted for years. Dr. Minzey died at age 89 last month and just last week, the ... (click for more)

Six Chattanooga Baseball, Softball Teams Open State Play This Week

The state tournament matchups in baseball and softball have been announced. Only thing left is for the fortunate teams that have reached the 2018 TSSAA Spring Fling in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to make a final push toward possible championships, the most prized trophies in high school sports. While only two local baseball teams -- Baylor and McCallie -- are ... (click for more)

Lookouts Fall (3-2) In 10th Inning Walk-Offs By Biloxi Saturday & Sunday

The Biloxi Shuckers (26-17) grabbed their second walk-off victory of the season in extra innings on Saturday night against the Chattanooga Lookouts (28-15) with a 3-2 win. The Lookouts have a 3 1/2 game lead over second-place Jackson in the North Division, while Biloxi has a 3 1/2 game lead over Mobile in the South Divisioon The Shuckers scored two runs to counter Chattanooga's ... (click for more)