Officers Involved In Brainerd Shooting On Leave; Police Say Roberts Was Not Involved In Robbery At Nail Salon; Await Autopsy Report To See If Officers Shot Robber

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Chattanooga Police officers involved in the shooting at the Economy Inn on Saturday night were Kristoffer Tinney, Zachary Moody and Steven Meador.  

All three officers are currently on administrative leave with pay, which is standard procedure for officer-involved shootings.  

The officer who was struck in the forehead by the suspect was not directly involved in the shooting, so his name is not being released at this time.

Chattanooga Police said they have determined that 46-year-old Darryl Roberts was not involved in the robbery of a nail salon on Brainerd Road on Saturday night.

He was initially a suspect and was placed in a patrol car. That car was commandeered by the man police said carried out the robbery, Antonio Sheffield, 36, of Gulfport, Miss.

Darryl Roberts was then taken on a wild ride in which Sheffield got the police car up to 120 miles per hour and finally ran it through a fence just off an I-75 exit at Dalton.

Police said they are still awaiting the autopsy report from the Medical Examiner’s Office in Georgia to determine if Sheffield was shot by police during the altercation on Brainerd Road following the robbery. 

Sheffield exchanged gunfire with officers before taking off in the cruiser.

Police said he took his own life by shooting himself in the head at the end of the chase.

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AARON, BRANDON LEE  1623 PERIGMORE EAST RIDGE, 37343  Age at Arrest: 18 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County Booked for Previous Charges or Other Reason(s) --- ARNOLD, GREGORY ANDREW  1612 JOINER RD CHATTANOOGA, 37421  Age at Arrest: 26 years old Arresting Agency: Red Bank ... (click for more)

Missing HCSO K-9 Located Safe And Sound

A missing Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office K-9 was found safe and sound on Thursday. It was noted by deputies, that she was very anxious to get back to her handler and family.  K-9 Deputy Kada, a 50-pound, female Dutch Shepherd went missing late Thursday afternoon from her handler's residence in East Ridge. It is believed she may have traveled as far as the Belvoir or Marlboro, ... (click for more)

Regulations As A Whole On Signal Mountain

A few years ago I was flying over Chattanooga on my way to Atlanta.  The sun had just come up and I enjoyed picking out Signal Mountain’s location, on Walden’s Ridge, in the morning light.  What was amazing was that I could not tell that a town existed under the tree canopy.  I hope that the same can be said 10, 20, or even 50 years from now.  During last ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Must Learn To Tell

On July 4th of this year, FBI agents – acting on a tip -- arrested Alexander Ciccolo, a 23-year-old with known mental problems, as he carried a duffel bag full of automatic-attack weapons. Moments before, he had bought the illegal firearms from an undercover informant outside of Boston. As agents later scoured his apartment, they found bomb-making equipment including a pressure ... (click for more)

Healthy Silverdale Takes Down Grace For 5-1A Volleyball Title

With season-long injuries healed and a full contingent of players available, Silverdale Baptist Academy completed a run for the District 5-1A volleyball tournament championship by sweeping Grace Baptist Academy, 3-0, on Thursday. The game scores were 25-22, 25-20 and 25-18. The host Lady Seahawks advance to the Region 3-1A tournament on Monday at Sale Creek and will play ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Wins 7-AA Volleyball Over Notre Dame

Notre Dame and Signal Mountain seem to bring out the best in each other, at least when the sport is volleyball. These were the top two teams in District 7-AA this fall.  Signal got the top seed based on its 3-0 win at Notre Dame after the Lady Irish had taken a 3-1 match at Signal early in the season. But with all the chips on the line for the 7-AA tournament championship, ... (click for more)