Ooltewah Man Defrauded Of Over $30,000; Son, Another Man Charged

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Terri Joe Lane
Terri Joe Lane

An Ooltewah man has been defrauded of over $30,000, and his son and another man are facing charges.

Terri Joe Lane, 35, was arrested along with Dexter B. Jenkins, 56, of 3974 Cartwright St., Lupton City. Lane is charged with theft over $10,000 and forgery. Jenkins is charged with criminal conspiracy.

Donald Hermanson of Finney Point Drive told police in late December that he was told by his bank that he was overdrawn.

He was shown copies of numerous checks that had been cashed at the Tennessee Valley Credit Union and with a forged signature. They were written in amounts from $200 to $1,000 and made out to Jenkins, who endorsed the checks.

The checks amounted to $25,325.

There were also checks written to Lowe's and Walmart that added to $5,167.

Mr. Hermanson told police he believed his son, Lane, had been "helping himself" to his checkbook.

Police interviewed Jenkins, who said Lane told him the Hermansons went along with the check writing and it was all legal. He said he was paid a small amount for his part in the check writing.

 

 

 

Dexter B. Jenkins
Dexter B. Jenkins

Work Set To Start On Miracle League Field At Warner Park In April

A Miracle League field for Chattanooga is finally set to get underway in April. Greta Hayes, who oversees city recreation, said the field should be completed in about three months. It will be at Warner Park where there is now an open area near other ball fields. Ms. Hayes said scheduling of the games will be run through the city. She said the field will be available to ... (click for more)

City To Carry Out Green Infrastructure Demonstration Project In Highland Park

The city is planning a green infrastructure demonstration project in Highland Park, including a make-over of Anderson Avenue. Thomas Brothers Construction Company has the contract for the $1.9 million project. Chris Palmer of Jacobs Engineering said it is a required project under the city's Consent Decree ordered by the EPA related to sewage overflows. He said it will include ... (click for more)

Slaxxon Regret - And Response

Back in the seventies my three oldest brothers had a buddy named Steve Slack. “Slack” was a star soccer player at Baylor and he grew up on Lookout Mountain, which is where I grew up. He and Jimmy, Henry and Bill went to the University of Virginia where they were roommates in an old, beat up house that was painted pink. Naturally, the place became known as the “Pink Palace” but lest ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Oh Yes, I Loved West

One of my most beloved friends died early Saturday morning at the age of 67. Then again, West Oehmig’s only brother – King – died a couple of years ago at 63 so it wasn’t by happenstance I remembered Abraham Lincoln’s famous line: “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” Here are two brothers who lived larger than any other pair I can ... (click for more)

Red Bank Stays Unbeaten With Romp Over Hixson

Mandi Munn has been around a lot of Red Bank softball in her life, both as a player and now as the head coach for the Lionettes, but she probably hasn’t been involved with many games like the one her team played at home Tuesday afternoon. Facing the Hixson Lady Wildcats in a District 6-AA contest, the Lionettes more than batted around in three of their four at-bats and they took ... (click for more)

Bradley Holds Off Ooltewah 3-2 In District 5-3A Play

Before this season Bradley Central’s Colton Cross had not pitched since the eighth grade. Now, the senior right-hander has found his niche as a reliever with the Bears’ baseball team. That's in addition to being the Bears' starting second baseman. Cross entered Tuesday’s District 5-3A game against Ooltewah in the seventh with Bradley nursing a shaky one-run lead. ... (click for more)