Police Capture One Fugitive; Another Sought

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Chattanooga Police captured one fugitive on Wednesday, but a second one is still at large.

At approximately 11 a.m., the Fugitive Division of the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 3301 Pinewood Ave. to attempt to serve warrants on Rodney Bates and Gary Brown Jr.  The Fugitive Division believed that both suspects were in the residence.

Contact was made with Bates, who at that time fled to the attic and barricaded himself.  The SWAT Team was then called, along with the HCSD K-9 Division, and they were able to apprehend Bates on the scene.  

Gary Brown Jr. was not on scene and has active warrants for domestic assault and burglary. 

Bates was wanted for a probation violation of drug charges.  

Anyone with knowledge of the whereabouts of Gary Brown Jr. is asked to call the Chattanooga Police Department at 423-698-2525.

 


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