Yarber Concerned About Cleveland's Ranking As 70th Most Dangerous City In America

Monday, July 15, 2013

Bradley County Commission Vice Chairman Jeff Yarber said Monday he has concerns about Cleveland, Tn., being ranked the 70th most dangerous city in America.

He said he is especially concerned because much of his county district is inside the city limits. 

And he also had questions about Cleveland Police actions on a recent incident he said was a burglary attempt at an apartment where his ex-wife lives with their 12-year-old daughter.

Commissioner Yarber, who was arrested on a DUI charge by Cleveland Police last year and pleaded guilty last month, said his daughter called him at midnight saying that someone was ringing their doorbell. He said he drove over and found a man with a duffle bag outside the apartment.

He said he asked the man his name and he said it was "John Dillinger."

Vice Chairman Yarber said he called police and he also kept the man in sight. He said he lost him in some woods.

He said it seemed it took a long time for Cleveland Police to arrive and he was surprised that they only sent one car. He said he later obtained the CAD report and the response time was faster than he had thought.

The vice chairman said the officers looked for the man and could not find him, but said they found the duffle bag. He said he asked if they had it for evidence and they said it "only had a screwdriver in it." He indicated he was surprised that they left it behind and did not keep it for evidence in a burglary case.

Vice Chairman Yarber said he knew of one place in Cleveland that "will not be robbed." He said the Rocky Top Market had unspecified strong security in place.

  


TBI Charges Morgan County Woman With Shooting Her Husband

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested a Morgan County woman accused of shooting her husband on Friday . At the request of 9 th District Attorney General Russell Johnson, TBI Special Agents began investigating the incident, which occurred shortly after 5 p.m. at the family’s home on Morgan County Highway in Sunbright. There, authorities ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ADKINS, ERIC WADE  8331 MIDDLE VALLEY ROAD HIXSON, 37343  Age at Arrest: 34 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County Booked for Previous Charges or Other Reason(s) ALFORD, JEFFERY LABRON  1549 MTN VIEW COURT CHATTANOOGA, 37409  Age at Arrest: 35 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Could The Marriage Decision Spark A New Independence Day?

I confess that this year I am having a hard time with the idea of celebrating the 4th of July Independence Day. It is not because I am not thankful to God for what was done on that day, what it represents, and the blessings I’ve experienced that flow from it. On the other hand, I want to think that maybe this year’s celebration will mark a period in our history in which a new movement ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Fourth Of July, 2015

As one who is about good and fed up with being “socially correct” so less than 10 percent of us can dictate how the other 90 percent of us ought to think, I am going to pause today in order to share a wonderfully fun email that has been around for a while. It is aptly called, “You Could Have Heard A Pin Drop.” Before I do, I got a sweet note the other day from my dear friend ... (click for more)

Weather Clears. Lookouts Drop Double-Header To Barons Friday

The Chattanooga Lookouts (44-31) dropped both game one, 3-1, and game two, 6-1, of tonight's doubleheader against the Birmingham Barons (38-38) in front of a sold-out crowd of 6,371.  This was the largest crowd of the year for Chattanooga and their first sell out of 2015. The Barons improved to 6-11 overall and 4-2 on the road against the Lookouts. Birmingham pulled even ... (click for more)

TSWA Announces All-State Softball Teams

 The Tennessee Sports Writers Association has announced its all-state high school softball teams for 2015. Local selections include: AAA - Kayla Boseman (Fr), Ooltewah and Hallie Davis (Sr), Walker Valley; AA - Kaili Crawley (Fr) of Central; A - McKenna Morgan (Jr), Sale Creek; and, Division II-AA - Lauren Lewis (Sr), Kayla Hughes (Sr) and Cheyenne Lindsey (Fr) of Baylor.  ... (click for more)