Suspect Sought In East Ridge Shooting Saturday Afternoon

Sunday, February 03, 2013

The East Ridge Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened on Saturday afternoon. Around 5 p.m., East Ridge Police responded to Prater Road in reference to a shots fired call. Police arrived in less than a minute and found evidence of a handgun being fired near the rear of Tweety’s Auto Sales. 

Witnesses told officers that a black pickup truck driven by a light-skinned black male wearing a toboggan approached the victim’s vehicle and began to shoot several times towards the victim. The suspect fled toward Spring Creek Road. A short time later, a gunshot victim arrived by personal vehicle at Parkridge East Hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm.

Investigators responded and spoke with the victim who has been identified as Jarvis Strickland, 26, of Chattanooga. Mr. Strickland stated he believed the suspect followed him from an unknown location outside of the city of East Ridge, but when investigators asked about the suspect, he refused to cooperate further. 

It is believed that the suspect targeted the victim. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the East Ridge Police Department at 423 867-3718 or a confidential tip line is also available at 423 867-0016.

 


Upcoming City Council Agendas

Here are the upcoming City Council agendas:   Tuesday, Nov. 4:  I.          Call to Order. II.         Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilman Anderson). III.       Minute Approval.               ... (click for more)

Catoosa County Arrest Report For Oct. 24-30

Click  here  for the Catoosa County arrest report for Oct. 24-30. (click for more)

Thanks For Publishing The Stokes Photo Book

I pre-ordered the Stokes Photo Book and picked it up Wednesday . The covers and content are very high quality and contain photos you will not see anywhere else.  This book of photos is worth much more than $35.  I have seen many historic photos of my hometown Chattanooga, but this collection is amazing. My favorites are National Cemetery, Confederate Cemetery near ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saban: ‘Ratings Don’t Matter’

When the first College Football Playoff rankings were released earlier this week, Alabama football coach Nick Saban got it right on the button when he shrugged, “I don't even care, to be honest with you." "To me, none of it matters, What does it matter?” he laughed at the Tide’s No. 6 ranking. “I mean, it only matters where you end up at the end. So what matters to us is how ... (click for more)

Owls Beat McMinn, 30-12, To Complete Unbeaten Regular Season

Undefeated. Sounds nice, huh. After a sluggish first half that produced only three points on a Laszlo Toser field goa., third-ranked Ooltewah came to life in the third quarter, riddled McMinn County’s defense with three Kelvin Leon touchdown passes in the third quarter and went on to beat the Cherokees, 30-12, at James N. Monroe Stadium to secure the school’s third unbeaten ... (click for more)

Notre Dame Clobbers Grundy Co. For 7-AA Title

Notre Dame coach Charles Fant is always hoping that his Fighting Irish football team can get off to a fast start. He never thought it would be as quick as what he saw Thursday night at Jim Eberle Field. With a District 7-AA championship on the line on an evening when they honored all of the fall senior athletes, a football game turned into a track meet and eventually a victory ... (click for more)