Public’s Help Still Needed Identifying Intruder In Bradley County Sexual Assault

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Detectives continue work to identify an intruder who entered a home on Wilkinson Road where the female resident was sleeping in a bedroom.  His movements woke her and upon investigation she was attacked and sexually assaulted.

A cash reward remains in place for the right piece of information leading Bradley County Sheriff’s Office detectives to the arrest and conviction of a suspect.

Criminal Investigations Division Captain David Shoemaker said, “We received several calls in response to the media’s coverage of our investigation. We appreciate each of those who called with information on possible suspects and we have followed up on every bit of information we were given.”

For several days after the attack detectives working the case continued around the clock following up on leads.

Captain Shoemaker said the suspect received visible injuries from being bitten and scratched by the victim.  He points out the injuries should have started healing, therefore they may not be as noticeable as they were in the days following the attack on Sept. 14.

“We still need the public’s help identifying a suspect so he does not try this again.”

The suspect is described as a white male, late 30s, approximately six feet to six feet four inches tall, slender build and broad shoulders. He was wearing dark colored clothing and his face was obstructed.

Captain Shoemaker said, “The main characteristic is the injuries to his head that would have been difficult to conceal.”

Anyone with information that can help identify the suspect is asked to get in contact with the Criminal Investigations Division by calling 423 728-7336.


Tennessee's Infrastructure Needs Stand At $38.8 Billion

Tennessee needs at least $38.8 billion of public infrastructure improvements during the five-year period of 2012-2017 according to a new report by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR). The need for public infrastructure improvements, as reported by state and local officials, is up $1.3 billion (3.5%) compared with the year before.   ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ANGLE, NIKIA MARIE 3125 BENNETT RD EAST RIDGE, 37421 23 Hamilton County THEFT OF PROPERTY ASHLEY, LAURA ANN 480 CEDAR STREET APT 11 DUNLAP, 37327 36 Red Bank POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA BROGDON, KEVIN LEON 1504 JOHN ROSS ROAD EAST RIDGE, 37412 24 East Ridge FILING FALSE ... (click for more)

Tom Dugan Was A Good Man

Tom was my boss for most of my 36 years at Carta.  At the ceremony where I was awarded my 30-year service award, Tom said, "Don disagrees with 85% of my decisions, but I wish I had 80 more employees just like him." This kind of indicates our relationship. When I asked him to help with my plans for a reunion for the group of Veterans that I served with in Vietnam, he quickly ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Veterinarian’s Horse Sense

I suspect you’ve heard by now that a doctor in New York City, who volunteers with “Doctors Without Borders,” just got back from the African nation of Guinea on October 17 – last Friday – and on Thursday tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus. Luckily, he came in actual contact with only a few people but he reportedly rode a subway, took a taxi, went on a three-mile run and ... (click for more)

Freeman-Led Owls Whip Cleveland, 30-14, To Win 5-AAA Title

Junior Rashun Freeman's stunning versatility stole the show Friday night. Freeman caught a touchdown pass, returned a punt for a second score and had one of three Ooltewah interceptions as the fourth-ranked Owls whipped Cleveland, 30-14, to win the District 5-AAA championship in front of a near-capacity crowd at James N. Monroe Stadium. “I practice hard and that shows ... (click for more)

Daoust Dashes For 251 Yards As Rhea Defeats East Hamilton, 42-14

Zach Daoust gained 251 yards and scored one of Rhea County’s six rushing touchdowns and the Golden Eagles pulled away with a strong fourth quarter to defeat East Hamilton’s Hurricanes, 42-14, in a non-district football game at East Hamilton High. The Hurricanes fell to 2-7 overall while losing for the fifth time in six games. East Hamilton concludes its season at Bradley Central ... (click for more)