Good Samaritan Couple Describe Carjacking

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Good Samaritan couple who wound up getting carjacked not far from Hamilton Place Mall described the ordeal in court testimony.

Sarah Camp and Christopher Stock testified in the case in which Joshua Lishun Brewer is charged with carjacking.

Brewer only turned 17 in April, but his cases were transferred to adult court. Prosecutors said he is also facing counts of sexual battery, assault and possession of marijuana.

Ms. Camp said Mr. Stock picked her up from her bartending job last Wednesday around 11:45 p.m. and they were on Igou Gap Road almost to Gunbarrel Road headed for her apartment.

She said they spotted someone lying in a ditch appearing to be injured, and her boyfriend told her to turn around. She said they helped the youth up and asked where he lived, and he said Eastdale.

About that time, three other guys wearing blue bandannas came out of hiding. One was behind a tree and two others were in some bushes.

Mr. Stock said prior to the others coming out, he had determined to take the alleged "victim" to the hospital.

The incident was near the Mr. Zip.

The couple was told at gunpoint to give up their vehicle. Ms. Camp took the car key off her ring of keys and tossed it to them, then they drove off. She said the car was recovered about 4 or 4:30 the next morning.

Police said the suspects were located by patrol officers in the 3500 block of Ridgeside Road. 

All four were charged with carjacking.

It was Brewer who was lying in the ditch, it was stated.


Legendary Lady Vol Basketball Coach Pat Summitt Dies At Age 64

Pat Summitt , legendary Lady Vol basketball coach, mentor and mother-figure to her players; a revered ambassador for her university and state; a trailblazer for women; and a role model for people all over the world passed away early Tuesday in Knoxville at the age of 64. The UT athletic department wrote: "Born Patricia Sue Head on June 14, 1952 in Clarksville, Tn., she arrived ... (click for more)

Alexander: No Excuse For Democrats’ Partisan Blocking Of Funds For Zika Virus And Veterans

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander said Senate Democrats are letting politics get in the way of providing needed funding to help protect the health of pregnant women and unborn children from the Zika virus and to support veterans programs after they blocked a House-Senate agreement on a fiscal year 2017 funding bill. “Zika is an urgent crisis for pregnant women and women who might ... (click for more)

General Bell: Chattanooga Needs The Coolidge Medal Of Honor Heritage Center - And Response (4)

I'm pleased and indeed compelled to let you know a bit more about the exciting and most honorable "Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center" planned for Coolidge Park.     Here's what the Heritage Center will be:  It will be a fitting capstone for Chattanooga's Coolidge Park on Northshore in downtown Chattanooga.  While this exceptional Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Pat Summitt’s Dash

In 1996 a woman named Linda Ellis wrote one of life’s most beautiful poems. Called “The Dash,” its first two verses read like this: “I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning…to the end. “He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke the following date with tears, but he said what ... (click for more)

Tim Couch Resigns As Silverdale Softball Coach

Tim Couch, who led the Silverdale Baptist Academy softball team to a runner-up finish in the 2016 TSSAA Class 1A state tournament, has resigned as the Lady Seahawks’ coach. Couch just completed his fifth season as the Silverdale coach – the Lady Seahawks went 42-5 -- and it was by far his most successful campaign. “This wasn’t an easy decision, but I’ve been thinking about ... (click for more)

Seventh Inning Rally Lifts Generals To 3-1 Win Over Lookouts

The Jackson Generals used a three-run seventh inning to defeat the Chattanooga Lookouts, 3-1.   The Lookouts won the first series of the second half, three games to two.. Lookouts starting pitcher Kohl Stewart was the story early for Chattanooga, shutting out Jackson for six innings. The righty got into trouble in the seventh by allowing a walk and a double. After ... (click for more)