Son Charged With Attacking Mother With Garden Rake, Breaking Father's Glasses

Monday, March 17, 2014 - by Hollie Webb
Christopher Michael Whittle
Christopher Michael Whittle

A young man was arrested on March 13 after police say he attacked his mother with a garden rake the night before when she refused to give him money.

Police first learned of the situation when they responded to a 911 call from a woman saying an assault was taking place. When they arrived, they saw her son, Christopher Michael Whittle, leaving in a white truck.

His mother said Whittle had started attacking her and vandalizing items in the house after an argument. She said when she would not give her son more money, he became violent and threw her on the couch. She also said he tried to grab her purse to steal the money.

She said at this point, she managed to get outside the house to her car along with her husband.

However, as she was calling 911, Whittle began trying to take the phone from her. When her husband got out of the car to stop him, police said Whittle punched her husband, breaking his glasses.

When police arrived and entered the house, they saw a door had been knocked off its hinges, holes in the walls, molding torn off the wall, a hole in another door, and a hole in the center island in the kitchen.

Whittle's mother told police she was afraid she would be seriously injured the next time she encountered her son.

Whittle was arrested the following day on Johnston Road. He was charged with assault, aggravated assault, vandalism, and interference with an emergency call. Bail was set at $35,000.


Corker Says Probe To Point Directly At Russia

Appearing on MSNBC’s Daily Rundown on Wednesday to discuss the missile strike on Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine, Senator Bob Corker said the investigation is “going to point directly at Russia.” He said there is bipartisan support for the U.S. “to act alone without Europe” in expanding existing sanctions against significant Russian entities in the energy, financial ... (click for more)

Reward Offered In Bradley Church Thefts

A reward has been posted for information that helps property crimes detectives working thefts of exterior heat and air conditioning units at four rural churches to solve these crimes.    The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office posted the reward, an amount up to $500, for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for losses ... (click for more)

The Truth From Weston’s Sister - And Response (3)

I try not to read the negative articles and opinions about my older brother. Growing up around politics, I learned a long time ago that thick skin is not only necessary, it’s paramount. But this time, the lies and the rumors and the inaccurate information has gone too far. It’s too ridiculous for me to ignore. So let’s clear a few things up: Weston and I do not “come ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Oscar Brock’s True Passion

I don’t pay much attention to the Hamilton County School Board. Once the moon and the stars aligned behind Superintendent Rick Smith, you hear very little, if anything, from the nine-member council that oversees an annual budget of almost $400 million and employs 4,480 people. So chew this for a minute: approximately 2,000 of those people are not teachers. Yes, there are 78 principals ... (click for more)

Vols Open 2018 Season Against West Virginia In Charlotte

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.   – The Charlotte Sports Foundation announced Tuesday that the Tennessee Volunteers will open the 2018 season on September 1 against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers. All information related to kickoff date, time and tickets will be announced at ... (click for more)

Lookouts 8th Inning Rally Wednesday Burns Biscuits, 6-5

Down two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning third baseman Alex Liddi smashed his third double of the game to clear the bases and lead the Chattanooga Lookouts to a 6-5 win over the Montgomery Biscuits. The loss snapped a four-game win streak for the Biscuits while the Lookouts snapped a six-game losing streak. Recap After a scoreless first inning, the Lookouts got on ... (click for more)