Bobby Shropshire Arrested For Fire On Museum Street

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Bobby Shropshire
Bobby Shropshire

A Chattanooga man was arrested late Monday afternoon for allegedly setting his apartment on fire on Sept. 3. 

The fire occurred at 2073 Museum Street, in a two-story house that had been converted into two apartment units. Lt. Henry McElvain with the Fire Investigation Division said Bobby Shropshire, 65, started a fire in his upstairs apartment and then left. Chattanooga firefighters got the fire out quickly, containing most of the fire damage to the upstairs unit. No one was injured.

When finally located for questioning Monday afternoon, Shropshire explained to Lt. McElvain that he did start the fire, but it was an accident. He could not explain why he left the scene. Shropshire was charged with one count of aggravated arson, and transported to the county jail for booking. 

Lt. McElvain said the charge was elevated to aggravated arson because the fire endangered the lives of the residents living in the apartment on the first floor. Captain Anthony Moore and Lt. Andrew Waters assisted with the investigation.



Grand Jury No Bills And True Bills

Here are the latest no bills and true bills from the Hamilton County Grand Jury: No Bills: CONNAR, LAURA BETH W 32 F 0 1 GS 1613955 THEFT OVER $1000 HESTER, DONNA DAVIS W 52 F 0 1 GS 1621288 FORGERY aka GARRISON, DONNA MOORE aka MOORE, DONNA KAYE HESTER, DONNA DAVIS W 52 F 0 2 GS 1621291 POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE aka GARRISON, DONNA MOORE aka MOORE, ... (click for more)

Bianca Horton, 26, Shot And Killed On Elder Street

Bianca Horton, 26, was shot and killed Wednesday morning. Chattanooga Police responded to the 2100 block of Elder Street on a report of a dead person on the side of the road near Old Ringgold Road and Westside Drive. Police located Ms. Horton.  P olice established a crime scene.  Chattanooga Police Violent Crime Bureau investigators initiated an investigation. ... (click for more)

Case Handled Like Any Other? - And Response

It is interesting that Chief Fletcher would deem the handling of the Mayor's encounter as typical or normal. Is the Chief asking the public to believe that all misdemeanor domestic violence arrests include a 4-hour taped interrogation, and delayed reporting after a visit to the Chief’s house. Of course, we believe that Chief Fletcher. April Eidson * * *  I ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Christian Schools Bully, Too

Earlier this week, after I shared a story about bullying written by a very brave mother, it opened a floodgate of emails from parents and students who have been forced to endure such madness in our elementary, junior and senior high schools. Discipline is the No. 1 problem in our schools. Because of it, or because of a lack of it, no wonder our children cannot achieve all that ... (click for more)

Baylor Rolls Past St. Benedict In D-II Softball Opener

MURFREESBORO – The Baylor softball team had somewhat of a slow start here at McKnight Field No. 3 Wednesday morning as they began defense of their D-II state softball crown, but they finished on a strong note and that’s probably all that matters at this point. The Lady Red Raiders, improving to 35-4, needed just five innings to slide past St. Benedict as they scored at least ... (click for more)

Spring Fling XXIII Tennis: Baylor Girls Win D-II AA Title

"Everything we do, conditioning, competing in tournaments such as DecoTurf and the Chattanooga Rotary points to winning the state and we did that again this year.” -- Baylor Girls Tennis Coach Dustin Kane   MURFREESBORO - Another state tourney for the Baylor School girls and another state championship trophy. The Red Raiders posted its second, 4-0, win in ... (click for more)