Man Charged With Stealing Ambulance At Erlanger Hospital Is Back At Erlanger

Monday, June 24, 2013

A court appearance for a man charged with stealing an ambulance at Erlanger Hospital had to be delayed on Monday because John Edward Shanks was back in the hospital at Erlanger, court officials said.

"We won't let him steal an ambulance this time," General Sessions Court Judge Gary Starnes joked.

The case was reset for July 8.

Shanks, 29, is charged with auto theft over $100,000, kidnapping, reckless endangerment and burglary of an auto.

There were four state witnesses in the courtroom ready to testify, including EMTs involved in the bizarre incident.

Defense attorney Lee Davis said it is not necessary that the witnesses come back. He said it is planned to send the case on to the Grand Jury without a hearing.

Police said the ambulance was taken in the incident in early May while the driver was inside in the rear of the vehicle. The man was later arrested after the driver got him to bail out by yanking him from behind. It was a Memorial Hospital ambulance.

The ambulance driver told deputies he dropped a patient off at Erlanger’s emergency room and then pulled the ambulance out of the way due to the amount of ambulance traffic.

The ambulance did not get far. Police said Shanks jumped out and ran into the Whitehall Building garage. He was caught there in a red Ford van.


Red Bank Commission Agenda For Tuesday

Here is the Red Bank Commission for Tuesday at 7 p.m.: I. Call to Order – Mayor John Roberts II. Roll Call – City Manager ___ Mayor Roberts, ___ Vice-Mayor Floy Pierce, ___ Commissioner Causer, ___ Commissioner Eddie Pierce III. Invocation – IV. Pledge of Allegiance – V. Consideration of the Minutes for approval or correction: A. November 15, 2016 ... (click for more)

Walker County Arrest Report For Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Here is the Walker County arrest report for Nov. 28-Dec. 4: JORDAN        LORIE KAY   W/F     31        Officer WOOTEN      POSSESSION MARIJUANA (LESS OZ) GROSS           DANIEL         ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Couldn't Manage Public Education

I have been reading the buzz about Signal Mountain and other small municipalities considering a move to form their own school district within their municipal boundaries.  It is quite the comedy hour considering the notion that small cities that for decades could not even manage small sewer systems or 911 districts, are somehow going to do a better job with public education ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: School Board Can’t Wait

It took the Hamilton County School board nine months before the group hired a search firm to find a new superintendent. But you mark my words – the Department of Education will undoubtedly implode if our leaders wait another nine months simply hoping for some type of mystical salvation. In the last week Signal Mountain leaders have all but given notice they will form their own district ... (click for more)

It's Tennessee Vs. Nebraska In The Music City Bowl

 Tennessee has accepted an invitation to play the Nebraska in the Music City Bowl on    Dec. 30   at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. Tickets for the Music City Bowl will be available for purchase in the coming days via AllVols.com. "Our entire program is excited about representing the University of Tennessee at the Music City Bowl," Vols ... (click for more)

UTC Women's Hoops: Mocs Host Stetson Tonight

Coming off an 80-60 road win against UT-Martin Saturday, the UTC women's basketball team hosts Stetson tonight at McKenzie Arena at 6:30 p.m. Stetson (8-1) has won four in a row and is led by guard Biantt Saunders is six points  away from breaking the Hatters all-time scoring record currently held by Sasha Sims, who scored 1,617 points from 2010-14. In the UT-Martin ... (click for more)