Some Charges Dismissed, Others Bound Over Against Paty, Card, Harden

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Some charges were dismissed and others bound over following a hearing Wednesday in the case of Zachary D. Paty, Alexander Bushnell Card and Mark A. Harden. Paty is the son of City Judge Sherry Paty.

General Sessions Court Judge Howard Upchurch of Bledsoe County was brought in to hear the cases, and Bill Reedy was the outside prosecutor.

 

Officer Donnie Myrick had claimed that Paty, 18, charged at officers while in handcuffs.

One officer said he threatened to shoot Paty when he came within a few feet of another officer, who was struggling with another youth.

 

Police said the incident happened on Jan. 4 just before midnight in the parking lot of the Days Inn motel in the 7700 block of Lee Highway.

Officer Myrick said he went to check on a suspicious vehicle parked away from the building across two parking spots.  He said there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from the car that was occupied by Paty, Card, Harden and a female.

 

The officer said Card exited the vehicle first. He said he had a strong smell of alcohol and was unsteady on his feet. He was placed in handcuffs. A small amount of cocaine and marijuana was found on him.

 

Police said Paty exited the vehicle during the search of Card, though he had been ordered to stay in the car. He was directed to go back in the vehicle.

 

When Card had been placed on a curb, Paty was asked to exit. Police said he also had a strong odor of alcohol and was unsteady on his feet. He was placed in handcuffs and placed on the curb.

 

Police said Harden exited the vehicle smoking a cigarette. When asked to place it on the ground, he began to run. Officer Myrick caught up with him and they both went to the ground in a struggle. The officer said Harden was not quit fighting him so he called for backup.

 

The officers said while they were struggling with Harden, that Paty charged them. Two other officers arrived and took Paty to the ground.

 

Police said they found a large amount of cash on Harden. At the jail, a strip search of Harden produced five grams of cocaine and three grams of marijuana in his undershorts.

 

The female was released.

 

Paty was charged with public intoxication, drinking underage, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The first two charges were bound over and the latter two dismissed. An underage drinking charge against Paty from last Aug. 26 was to be dismissed based on successfully passing drug and alcohol screens.

 

Card, 19, of 1224 Cumberland Road, was charged with public intoxication, underage drinking and two counts of having drugs for resale. Charges against him were bound over except for one charge of drugs for resale.

 

Harden, 19, of 7604 Standifer Road, was charged with drugs for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest. The last charge was bound over and the other counts dismissed.



Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AKRIDGE, JOEY DAWONE  3717 MARK TWAIN CIRCLE CHATTANOOGA, 37406  Age at Arrest: 32 years old Arresting Agency: Chatt. Housing Authority CONTEMPT OF COURT (NON SUPPORT) --- ARRAHMAAN, SHAREEF RAHIM  2311 EAST 14TH STREET CHATTANOOGA, 37404  Age at Arrest: 31 years old Arresting Agency: ... (click for more)

Corker Joins 66 Senators To Write Letter To Turkish President Erdogan Demanding Release Of Pastor Andrew Brunson

Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined a bipartisan group of 66 senators in a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanding the release of American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was unjustly detained in 2016 and charged with terrorism offenses. Senator Corker has repeatedly raised Mr. Brunson’s case with senior Turkish officials ... (click for more)

A Tribute For My Brother – Sgt. Jonathan Gardner, U.S. Army

Seven years ago today, my family and I found out that my brother, Sgt. Jonathan D. Gardner, was seriously injured by a roadside bomb, (explosively formed penetrator - EFP), while on a mission in Kuwait. The EFP went through the bottom of his seat and put a softball size hole in his upper thigh. The doctors said that if the bomb had entered the Humvee an inch to the right, he ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

All of us who marvel at the sound of bagpipes at a funeral realize the majesty that people like piper Scottie Maclellan can lend to any “homecoming” and for years there has been a wonderful tale out of Nova Scotia that leads this week’s parade of The  Saturday  Funnies. Mind you, I do not write these stories, as many who have followed man’s laughter down through the ... (click for more)

Red Bank Rolls Past CSAS In Three-Inning Shutout

The Red Bank softball team scored 15 runs on 14 hits in a 15-0 victory over CSAS Thursday at Red Bank. Hannah Wood had a two-run homer and a two-run double to finish the game with four runs batted in while scoring three times. Bailee Phillips was the winning pitcher after going the distance and striking out two and walking two.  She also had three hits and two runs batted ... (click for more)

Moc Golfers Begin Post Season Play Sunday

The Chattanooga Mocs open postseason play Sunday at the Southern Conference men’s Golf Championships. The eight-team field tackles Pinehurst No. 9 in Pinehurst, N.C. The quintet gets started on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m., paired with Wofford off No. 1. The Mocs are looking to add to their championships ledger of six team and two individual titles. The squad captured crowns ... (click for more)