Detectives Pursuing Leads in Sexual Assault In Bradley County

Monday, September 16, 2013

Bradley County detectives are seeking information from the public regarding Friday night’s sexual assault of a woman by a man who entered her home on Wilkinson Road as she slept.

The victim was awakened by a noise in another room and upon investigation she was attacked by the male suspect.

Criminal Investigations Division Captain David Shoemaker said the victim described the male as white, approximately six to six feet, four inches, with a slender build and broad shoulders. He was wearing dark-colored clothing and his face was obstructed from view. Captain Shoemaker said the victim resisted the attacker and managed to inflict noticeable injuries to the suspect in the form of bite marks and scratches.

“We are vigorously pursing the assailant and will continue working around the clock checking leads that were developed during the weekend.  The suspect’s DNA was collected from the scene of the crime and has been submitted to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for analysis,” Captain Shoemaker said.

“We are asking for anyone who knows of a male of the same size and build who in the last few days incurred injuries of the nature described above to contact the criminal investigations tip line at 423 728-7336.”

The detective said a reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the assailant.


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AARON, STEVE LYNN  2518 CRESCENT CLUB DR HIXSON, 37343  Age at Arrest: 50 years old Arresting Agency: East Ridge DOMESTIC ASSAULT DOMESTIC ASSAULT --- AKINS, JAVORIS  7604 STANDIFER GAP RD CHATTANOOGA, 37421  Age at Arrest: 20 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DRIVING ... (click for more)

Fort Oglethorpe Arrest Report For May 20-26

Here is the Fort Oglethorpe arrest report for May 20-26: Cavin Lebron Davenport, 19, of 4000 Sunset Avenue, Chattanooga was arrested May 21 on charges of center lane violation, possession of marijuana and driving while license revoked. Shawn Daniel Whitaker, 31, of 73 Twin Lakes Road, Lafayette was arrested May 21 on charges of driving while license suspended and failure ... (click for more)

Fruit Basket Turnover

I have been teaching for 21 years now, so I’ve been through my share of school leaders. Every one of them taught me something important. Whether it was Don Bishop from Red Bank High School who, after almost 30 years at Red Bank, taught me to invest in the longevity of my career, Wade Kelly who taught me to thoroughly weigh options before making a decision, Gail Chuy who taught me ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Let Me Be Clear’

I have seen a lot of human beings who have gotten themselves in terrible messes in my time and more self-induced agony than I want to recall. Will Rogers famously said, “Give a man enough rope and he’ll hang himself.” That’s the truth and if you ever didn’t think that “Politics corrupts,” consider the genius behind the line, “It ain’t long those who get elected … begin to think ... (click for more)

Chicago Fire Wins Steinbrecher Cup 2-1 In Overtime

It took 120 minutes to decide who is the best US amatuer soccer team Saturday night at Finley Stadium as the Chattanooga Football Club took on the Chicago Fire of the PDL.   The Fire would score first but Chattanooga tied the match early in the second half.  Luke Winter scored the equalizer in the 47th minute off a Jon Finlay cross.   The game would remain tied ... (click for more)

Harrison Sparks Lookouts To 3-2 Win Over Smokies

For the second straight night Travis Harrison delivered in the clutch for the Chattanooga Lookouts. Tonight the third baseman drove in all three runs in the team's 3-2 win over the Tennessee Smokies before a crowd of 4,765 at AT&T Field. Harrison kicked off his night in the third inning with an RBI single to bring home Zack Granite who reached on a walk. Chattanooga ... (click for more)