Pair Involved In Alleged Kidnapping Taken Into Custody At Krystal

Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Troy Spence Mysinger
Troy Spence Mysinger

Two men involved in an alleged kidnapping of another man were arrested by police at a local Krystal when they showed up for the ransom.

Troy Spence Mysinger, 29, of Sabrina Dr. in Cleveland, and David Jeffery Sims, 28, are charged with extortion, aggravated kidnapping and two counts of aggravated assault.

In the incident on Saturday, Leslie Burger reported that she and her boyfriend, Stephen Cross, were held at gunpoint by Sims and another man she did not know. She said they demanded $300.

She said Cross was taken away by force in a vehicle by the pair. While with police, Ms. Burger was in constant contact with the kidnappers.

Officers were waiting at the Krystal meeting point.

A silver and black Explorer pulled onto the lot followed by a second silver SUV. Sims was taken into custody in the Explorer. Mysinger was driving the second SUV and Cross was inside.

Police said they believe the hostage situation involved a drug deal gone bad.

    

David Jeffery Sims
David Jeffery Sims

Plane That Collided With Helicopter In Maryland Took Off From Cleveland Three Hours Earlier

A plane that crashed in Maryland after colliding with a helicopter on Thursday, had taken off from the Cleveland Tennessee Airport earlier on in the day. It was reported that three people in the helicopter died, but the two people in the plane survived. Both were taken to the hospital, but were released later. The pilot was apparently a regular visitor at the Cleveland airport. (click for more)

Catoosa County Arrest Report For Oct. 17-23

Click  here  for the Catoosa County arrest report for Oct. 17-23. (click for more)

Not Everything Has Been Done To Save Hutcheson

I am a resident of Walker County and I have a personal belief that a hospital ranks equal to other basic services a community should offer (like police, fire, emergency services, school systems, government, etc.). I am not privy to all the management and financial conundrums concerning the feasibility of maintaining and growing Hutcheson, and as a private citizen I don’t believe ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Pete Carroll’s Philosophy

Pete Carroll, the head football coach of the Seattle Seahawks, has a deep belief that he can change people by simply listening to them and then making suggestions on how they can get what they really want. If the people Carroll who can influence win, Carroll wins, and remember his team won last year’s Super Bowl with his methods.   When asked for example, here is what ... (click for more)

Notre Dame Claims Region 4A/AA Soccer Title

Junior Sofia Olenchek scored twice, including the winning goal in the second overtime (95th minute) period as host Notre Dame defeated crosstown rival Chattanooga Christian 2-1, for the Region 4 A-AA championship Thursday night. In a well-played, physical match, CCS led at halftime, 1-0,  after senior Hannah Henry scored in the 14th minute, but Olenchek's first goal ... (click for more)

Baylor Beats Briarcrest For Shot At Father Ryan, DII-AA State Volleyball Title

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – OK, Father Ryan.  Baylor’s still hanging around. The Lady Red Raiders stormed past Briarcrest, 3-1, Thursday in the loser’s bracket final at Siegel Middle School and advanced to Friday’s Division II-AA volleyball tournament championship match. The set scores were 26-24, 25-15, 24-26, 25-15. The Lady Red Raiders lost to Father Ryan, ... (click for more)