Prosecution Says Witnesses Threatened In Reggie Clark Murder Case

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Prosecutors said some witnesses in the Reggie Clark murder case have been threatened. On Thursday, a key state witness said he cannot remember much about the Oct. 7, 2011, incident.

Sanford Ballou took the witness stand in the case in which Roderick “Pooh Pooh” Bates and Emmett “D-Baby” Jones are charged with the murder of the 37-year-old East Chattanooga resident.

Prosecutor Lance Pope noted that two hours after the incident Ballou told of seeing a tall man and a short man go into the Clark residence with guns and heard one call the other "D-Baby" as they left.

He said Ballou also said he had visited at the home of Jones and believed he was kin to him.

He said Ballou told police of one of the gunmen, "I'll never forget his face."

Ballou on Thursday retracted much of what he had told police.

He said he was at the Fire and Ice Club and noticed that Clark was "into it" with someone, but he said he did not know who.

He said he and companions then went to the Clark residence. He said they tried to get in the back door, but couldn't. He said he heard gunshots as he was going back toward the front door.

The trial is in the courtroom of Judge Barry Steelman.   



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