Authorities Seek Information About Man Seriously Injured In East Ridge On Thursday

Friday, June 28, 2013

Authorities are seeking information regarding a man seriously injured in East Ridge on Thursday.

East Ridge Police responded to 5307 B Marion Ave. on Thursday at 8:29 a.m. on a report of a traumatic head injury. Upon arrival, Craig Garrett, 33, was located in the back yard sitting in a neighbor’s rear deck chair. Mr. Garrett had several lacerations on his head, as well as an open wound to the forehead. 

Memorial EMS and East Ridge Fire Rescue provided emergency medical treatment to Mr. Garrett who was unable to communicate with first responders. Mr. Garrett was transported by ambulance to the emergency room at Erlanger Hospital.

East Ridge Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division is conducting an investigation into the incident. 

Anyone with any information in regards to the incident, or in regards to the possible location of Mr. Garrett’s blue 2007 Dodge pickup truck, bearing Tennessee registration F7027U, is asked to contact the East Ridge Police Department at one of the following telephone numbers:

Dispatch: 423 622-1725

Office: 423 867-3720

CID Office: 423 867-4503

Confidential Tip Line: 423 867-0016



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