Catoosa County Arrest Report For Feb. 15-21

Friday, February 22, 2013


Here is the Catoosa County Sheriff's arrest report for Feb. 15-21. According to Sheriff Gary Sisk, officers and detectives answered 1,525 calls. 54 were booked on a total of 141 counts. The violations included both misdemeanor and felony charges and were as follows: 


Traffic Charges

Affixing or Removing Tag with Intent to Conceal Vehicle ID 1

Driving on Revoked or Suspended License 15

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs 5

Driving without Valid License 2

Expired License 1

Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device 4

Fleeing or Attempting to Elude 1

Head Light Violation 1

Improper Class of License 1

Improper Turn 1

Open Container 2

Operation of Vehicle without Revalidation Decal on Tag 1

Operation of Vehicle without Valid Tag 1

Proof of Insurance Required 2

Seatbelt Violation 2

Speeding 2

Suspended Registration 1

Tag Light Violation 3

Too Fast for Conditions 1

Use of License Plate to Misrepresent Identity of Vehicle 1

Wearing Headphones While Operating a Vehicle 1

Weaving 3

Window Tent Violation 2

Violation of Restricted License 1

Criminal Charges

Battery 1

Bench Warrant 1

Bond Surrender 5

Burglary 1st Degree 1

Criminal Attempt to Commit Theft by Taking 2

Crossing State or County Guard Line with Weapons, Intoxicants or Drugs 1

Cruelty to Children 3rd Degree 2

Disorderly Conduct 1

False Imprisonment 2

Giving False Name or Address to Law Enforcement Officers 1

Hold for Other Agency 10

Issuance of Bad Checks 25

Loitering or Prowling 1

Obstruction or Hindering Law Enforcement Officers 1

Parole Violation 1

Possession of Drug Related Objects 1

Possession of Marijuana Less Than One Ounce 1

Possession of Schedule II Drugs 2

Possession of Schedule II Drugs with Intent to Distribute 2

Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime 2

Probation Violation 15

Sentenced 1

Simple Battery 2

Theft by Bringing Stolen Property into State 1

Theft by Deception 1

Theft by Taking 1

Underage Possession or Consumption of Alcohol 2

Sheriff Sisk reported that in addition to answering 1,525 calls, the following felony arrests were made:

Edward Luke Summey Jr., age 35, of 820 Graysville Road Ringgold, GA was arrested February 15, 2013 for Probation Violation. No bond has been set. Summey remains incarcerated at CCDC.

Joseph Van Middleton, age 27, of 421 Saddle Horse Circle Tunnel Hill, GA was arrested February 16, 2013 for Probation Violation. No bond has been set. Middleton remains incarcerated at CCDC.

Curtis Edward Hammontree, age 32, of 354 Massingale Drive Ringgold, GA was arrested February 17, 2013 for Probation Violation. No bond has been set. Hammontree remains incarcerated at CCDC.

Mitchell Ray Frady, age 33, of 201 Eads Street East Ridge, TN was arrested February 18, 2013 for Burglary 1st Degree, Theft by Taking and Hold for Walker County Sheriff’s Office. No bond has been set. Frady remains incarcerated at CCDC.

Johnathan Lee Whittemore, age 20, of 385 Whittemore Hollow Road Ringgold, GA was arrested February 18, 2013 for Probation Violation and Loitering or Prowling. No bond has been set. Whittemore remains incarcerated at CCDC.

Bernetta Jo Bowens, age 46, of 4616 Highland Avenue Chattanooga, TN was arrested February 19, 2013 for a Bench Warrant for Theft by Shoplifting. No bond has been set. Bowens remains incarcerated at CCDC.

Phillip Lamar Byrd, age 33, of 445 Bona Vista Lane Tunnel Hill, GA was arrested February 19, 2013 for Probation Violation. No bond has been set. Byrd remains incarcerated at CCDC.

Kimberly Cheryl Pittman, age 46, of 198 Lytle Road Rossville, GA was arrested February 19, 2013 for Theft by Deception. Bond has been set at $5,000. Pittman remains incarcerated at CCDC.

James Leon Works Jr., age 39, of 310 Forest Road Ft. Oglethorpe, GA was arrested February 19, 2013 for two counts of False Imprisonment, two counts of Simple Battery, Cruelty to Children 3rd Degree and Parole Violation. No bond has been set. Works remains incarcerated at CCDC.

Bernard Stevenson Baggett, age 75, of 256 Elm Avenue Ringgold, GA was arrested February 20, 2013 for Probation Violation. No bond has been set. Baggett remains incarcerated at CCDC.

Jeffery Alan Evans, age 29, of 446 Reece Road Pikeville, TN was arrested February 20, 2013 for Probation Violation. No bond has been set. Evans remains incarcerated at CCDC.

Kimberly Ann Jones, age 32, of 1801 87th Avenue Chattanooga, TN was arrested February 20, 2013 for Probation Violation. No bond has been set. Jones remains incarcerated at CCDC.

Brittany Nichole Hawkins, age 27, of 2752 Hwy 225 Chatsworth, GA was arrested February 21, 2013 for Possession of Schedule II Drugs with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime, Bond Surrender for Driving on Revoked or Suspended License, Bond Surrender for Operation of Vehicle without Current Tag, Bond Surrender for Affixing or Removing Tag to Conceal Vehicle ID and Bond Surrender for Seatbelt Violation. No bond has been set. Hawkins remains incarcerated at CCDC.

John Martin Payne, age 32, of 815 Asterwood Street Rossville, GA was arrested February 21, 2013 for Possession of Schedule II Drugs with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime, Crossing State or County Guard Line with Weapons, Intoxicants or Drugs, Driving on Revoked or Suspended License and Tag Light Violation. No bond has been set. Payne remains incarcerated at CCDC.




Alexander Responds To President Trump’s Executive Order To End Separation Of Families At Border

Senator Lamar Alexander released the following statement on President Trump’s executive order on Wednesday that will end the separation of children from their parents at the border:   “Families need to stay together whenever possible while an immigration judge determines whether they can stay legally in our country. The president’s executive order is ... (click for more)

Corker Says Trump Administration Is Abusing Its Authority To Implement Taxes On The American People

In remarks on the Senate floor on Wednesday, Senator Bob Corker challenged the Senate to assert its constitutional authority on trade policy by passing his bipartisan legislation to require congressional approval of tariffs designated under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Excerpts of the senator’s remarks follow.   “I rise today to talk about ... (click for more)

The Boss, Claude Ramsey

I try not to overuse the word great, but we lost a great man today, Claude Ramsey. I had the pleasure of serving under him as director of Commercial and Industrial Properties for 14 years while he was the Hamilton County Assessor of Property. He was probably the smartest person I have ever known. He was tough but patient, kind, caring and compassionate. He knew how to get ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: So, You’re Invisible?

Several weeks ago I was in the middle of My Morning Readings when, somehow, I came across a wonderful story written by Nichole Johnson. Her website says she is a speaker, a motivator, and an author whose gift is to “capture the inner-most feelings of women facing life's daily struggles, and it has enabled her to create a unique sense of community for people of all ages.” That’s ... (click for more)

Voice Of The Vols John Ward Dies

John Ward, the former “Voice of the Vols,” has died. Senator Lamar Alexander said, “When it came to UT sports, listening to John Ward was almost as good as watching the game. In fact, many Vol fans at many games brought their radios to make sure they could do both. John was a generous, courteous, enthusiastic ambassador for the University of Tennessee. He brought joy ... (click for more)

Belmont University's Mark Price Named Baylor School's Boys' Basketball Coach

Baylor School has named Belmont University's Mark Price as the boys' varsity basketball coach, following veteran basketball coach Austin Clark's announcement in April that he would be retiring after 36 years of coaching the Red Raiders. "I am very excited that Mark will be leading our boys' basketball program.  Throughout this process, we interviewed many individuals who ... (click for more)