Funeral Service Is Saturday For Hixson High Student Killed In Auto Accident; 17-Year-Old Driver Charged

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Michael Wolfe
Michael Wolfe

Funeral services will be on Saturday for Michael Wolfe, 15, who died in an automobile accident on Monday.

Meanwhile, the 17-year-old driver from the traffic crash at 4900 Adams Road has been arrested and charged with vehicular homicide by impairment, vehicular assault and driving on a suspended license.  

The driver also had an outstanding juvenile attachment for escaping from a juvenile facility in Memphis on Jan. 11, police said.

A third youth who was in the vehicle was critically injured.

All three teens were ejected from the vehicle.

Michael Wolfe was a student at Hixson High School and was formerly a student at Soddy Daisy Middle School and Soddy Elementary School. He attended church at  Freedom Worship Center.

Survivors include his mother, Cassie Wolfe of Hixson; father, Michael Wolfe, Sr. of Moultrie, Ga.; and sisters, Jessie, Jennie and Julie Wolfe, all of Hixson. 

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Russell Irvin officiating. Interment will follow in East Soddy Community Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. and Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Soddy Daisy.



Chattanooga Man With 23 Felonies Gets 15 Years In Federal Prison

A Chattanooga man who prosecutors say has 40 prior convictions, including 23 felonies, was sentenced on Thursday to 15 years in federal prison. Darien Houston, 43, appeared before Judge Curtis Collier. Prosecutor Chris Poole had asked for the high end of the range - 220 months, saying Houston is a member of the Vice Lords gang. He said the felonies include burglary, possession ... (click for more)

Police Blotter: Thieves Roll Out Of Lookout Valley Walmart With The Goods

Police said thieves in two recent cases carried stacks of goods out of the Lookout Valley Walmart without bothering to pay. In one case, two black females had $313.84 in groceries. They presented a SNAP card, but it was declined. The women, who had the items in two large black purses, then walked out and left in a red Dodge Ram pickup truck. * * * In another case at ... (click for more)

A Slap In The Face To Local Police Applicants

Little Andy has once again shown what he thinks about the Chattanooga Police Department by ignoring all the applicants from within the department. There were several great candidates within the police department that had as much experience as the chosen one from 1,000 miles away. This is a slap in the face for any officer who is at the Chattanooga Police Department who has aspirations ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UAW Voices In Detroit

Today we are going to eavesdrop on somewhat of an open conversation that was held far to the north after the United Auto Workers surprisingly dropped a legal challenge with the National Labor Relations Board in Chattanooga the first thing on Monday morning. The NLRB judge certified the VW workers’ February vote to turn away the UAW at Chattanooga’s Volkswagen manufacturing plant ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Soccer Remains Undefeated, Clinches 7-A/AA Regular-Season Title

The Signal Mountain boys’ soccer team did more than just spoil Notre Dame’s senior night on Thursday. After Robert Schorr scored off Graham Eschmann’s throw-in in the opening minute, the Eagles went on to preserve their unbeaten record and secure their first-ever District 7-A/AA regular-season title with a 2-0 victory over the Irish. But even the very early lead wasn’t ... (click for more)

Ninth Inning Rally Gives Lookouts 5-4 Win Over Barons

The Lookouts trailed by a run entering the bottom of the ninth  -- headed for their third consecutive loss. Chattanooga rallied for two runs to pull the game out, 5-4.  Details to follow. (click for more)