Convicted Felon Charged With Possession Of A Handgun And Drugs In Bradley County

Friday, May 16, 2014
Charles Massengill
Charles Massengill

Bradley County Special Investigation Unit detectives arrested convicted felon Charles Massengill after finding over two pounds of methamphetamine, five pounds of marijuana, and more than $128,000 in cash, during the course of an investigation at Massengill’s home on Thursday.

Massengill, 61, of Michelle Drive, has state charges of possession of meth, possession of marijuana, possession of felony drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

During the investigation, detectives also found a loaded handgun. They plan to submit the case file to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for possible federal charges.   

Bond was set on Friday at $500,000 and Massengill is due back in General Sessions Court on May 22. 



Fleischmann Says GOP Focusing On Widening Lead In House; Taking Control Of Senate

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann said Monday that Republicans are focusing on a "Drive to 245" in the House and on taking control of the Senate. He said Republicans now have 234 House seats and "should pick up at least five or six - maybe more." In the Senate, he said, "We are going to gain seats - no question." He told the Pachyderm Club that if Republicans can gain the edge in ... (click for more)

Owsley Gets 12 And Half Years In Federal Prison After Arrest On String Of Robberies

Demarcus Anthony Owsley, who was arrested along with Shawn Lawaun Davis on a string of robberies, was sentenced on Monday to serve 12 and a half years in federal prison. Owsley, 24, appeared before Federal Judge Sandy Mattice. Shawn Lawaun Davis, 29, went to trial recently and was convicted. He faces later sentencing. Attorney Michael Keith Davis said Owsley should get ... (click for more)

ChattaData Is A Real Advance For The City

This past Tuesday, the city of Chattanooga's new performance management tool called ChattaData was unveiled. As the chairman of the City Council’s Budget & Finance Committee, I am excited to witness the city putting this important information online in a way that is accessible and transparent to all taxpayers. This approach shines light on how we as a city prioritize our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s ‘Hate The SEC’ Day

The boo birds came out on the fly on the ESPN website Sunday afternoon, this moments after the latest AP College Football “Top 25” included eight teams from the Southeastern Conference.   What set naysayers aglow was Mississippi State, after upsetting LSU 34-29 Saturday night, debuted on the list at No. 14 while Clemson, playing Florida State in an overtime thriller, got tossed ... (click for more)

Tennessee Gets Down To Final Preparations For Georgia

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.   – Tennessee’s first Southeastern Conference road trip to Georgia on Saturday (noon kickoff on the SEC Network) will be a homecoming for 17 Vols. That fact is not lost on those players, from freshmen wanting to make a first impression to those, like   A.J. Johnson , playing against the Bulldogs and in their home state for the final time. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Golf Team Second At Wolf Run Intercollegiate

The Chattanooga Mocs men’s golf team is tied for second after 18 holes at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate. The Mocs and Florida Gators each shot 295 over the opening 18 to trail Illinois by 11 at 285 at Wolf Run Golf Club. The day’s docket had a scheduled 36 holes. Afternoon storms sent teams from the course prior to finishing. The remaining holes will be completed starting at 9:30 ... (click for more)