Couple With Kids Shoot Up Every Room Of East Brainerd House

Monday, April 07, 2014
Kassandra Scott
Kassandra Scott

In what police called a drug-induced shooting spree, officers said a couple shot up every room of their house.

There were children present, but at some point they were taken to the home of a neighbor.

Kassandra Scott, 25, and Jamin Swanson, 36, are charged with reckless endangerment, child endangerment and possession of a handgun while under the influence.

Police were called Saturday to 8831 E. Brainerd Road after a neighbor saw Swanson outside the frame house. He was holding a shotgun and firing several rounds into the ground.

Ms. Scott said she had fired the shots with the shotgun inside the house, saying she was trying to get rid of snakes and lizards inside.

The shotgun was found in the floor of the house.

The floor, furniture and children's toys were shot up. Numerous shotgun shells were found in every room of the house.

Police said both Swanson and Ms. Scott had slurred speech and dilated pupils and were having hallucinations.

A glass light bulb with drug residue inside was found. Swanson said he used it to smoke his meth. A plastic straw with residue was found inside Ms. Scott's purse.

Child Protective Services was called concerning the welfare of the children. 

Jamin Swanson
Jamin Swanson

Dog Alerts Owner To House Fire; Home Completely Destroyed

A homeowner reported her dog saved her life from a house fire early Friday morning. At  12:52 a.m. , the homeowner called 911 reporting a fire at 8411 Providence Road (Highway 58 area). The Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived and reported a log cabin with flames coming through the roof. Firefighters worked quickly to contain the fire but it ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ANDERSON, EDWARD ANTONIO 1009 S HIGHLAND PARK CHATTANOOGA, 37404 22 Chattanooga Booked for Previous Charges or Other Reason(s) ARTERBURN, SEAN THOMAS 9441 ROBINSON FARM ROAD OOLETWAH, 37363 30 Hamilton County FUGITIVE FROM GEORGIA ATCHLEY, ORBAN EDWARD 165 ELM STREET SOUTH PITTSBURG, ... (click for more)

Don't Allow Us To Be Overrun By People Who Do Not Belong Here

Thank you, Senator Corker, for your clear, concise evaluation of the president's attempt to bypass Congress and personally and independently establish national policy that violates our current immigration laws.   Our long-standing failure to enforce our laws to control illegal immigration across our southern border has made this country less safe and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Quick! Arm Our Guards

When I learned last Wednesday that Chattanooga’s leading hospital, in a ridiculous attempt to be more “family friendly,” planned to disarm its security guards. I was aghast but decided to wait for the proper “incident” to illustrate how stupid members of our “free thought society” can sometimes be. It took exactly one week. A bit after midnight on Thursday morning a gunman appeared ... (click for more)

Baylor Must Contend With MBA's Chandler In DII-AA Semis

If there is one thing different about Friday’s TSSAA Division II-AA semifinal playoff game between Baylor and Montgomery Bell Academy at Tommy Owen Stadium in Nashville from the teams’ regular-season matchup, Red Raiders coach Phil Massey knows exactly what it is. Or, well, who it is. It’s Ty Chandler. Chandler, a 6-foot, 180-pound sophomore running back, has added ... (click for more)

McCallie's Gordon Connell - a New Wrestling Venture

Saturday morning in Cleveland when five rookie wrestling officials from the Chattanooga area take to the mats to call matches for the season opening middle school tournament at Ocoee Middle School, it will be easy to pick out the one who, at first observation, doesn't belong. Or does he? With lots of gray hair and years of coaching experience, former ... (click for more)