21-Year-Old Woman Arrested For Allegedly Attacking And Trying To Drown A Man

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - by Hollie Webb

A 21-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly attacked and tried to drown a man in the river early Wednesday morning.

Police received a call from a witness at approximately 1:20 a.m. The witness stated he saw a man standing in the middle of the road bleeding. 

When police found the man, they observed the man bleeding from the mouth and nose, a swollen eye, and signs of head trauma. The man was also drenched in water.

The man told police that a woman named Cierra Hix had assaulted him.

He said she punched him several times and then threw him into the river.

When police spoke to the witness, Ryan Baker, he said they all had been drinking by the river.  He said something had upset Ms. Hix, after which she immediately started assaulting the victim. 

Mr. Baker said Ms. Hix hit the victim until he became unconscious. He said she then grabbed his legs, dragged him into the river, then put her hands around his neck.

Mr. Baker said when she started pushing the victim's head under the water, he decided to intervene. He said he pushed Ms. Hix away and dragged the victim out of the water. After he performed CPR, he said the victim woke up. 

However, he said around 30 minutes later, Ms. Hix started attacking the victim again. After she threw the man's back pack into the water, Mr. Baker said the man left and walked to the road.

When police arrested Ms. Hix, they said she became angry and started hitting her head on the window of the police car. 

Police also noted they were unable to verify any of Ms. Hix's information. On the official report she is listed as "Jane Doe." She was charged with attempted first-degree murder.

Bond was set at $200,000. She is scheduled to appear before Criminal Sessions Court Judge David Bales on June 27.


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ANDERSON, CARLISHA DENISE 2558 4TH AVE UNIT 2 CHATTANOOGA, 37404 23 Chattanooga ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE MURDER AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AUSTIN, ASHLEY MESHELLE 2004 E 13TH ST APT A CHATTANOOGA, 37404 23 Chattanooga REGISTRATION, DRIVING UNREGISTERED VEHICLE LIGHT LAW VIOLATION STOP SIGN VIOLATION ... (click for more)

Bradley County SPCA Board Addresses Allegations Of Unanswered Calls

During a Monday afternoon Bradley County Commission meeting, a representative from the sheriff's department said that there were 266 emergency calls unanswered by the SPCA regarding animals. Later Monday evening, the SPCA Board addressed the allegations. SPCA Board President Ed Elkins said, "No one from the SPCA Board had heard about this." President Elkins also pointed ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Has Lost Its Most Popular Citizen - Luther Masingill

Chattanooga has lost its most popular citizen – Luther Masingill. Although we are saddened we cherish the memories.  All of us have a Luther story.  Mine is the first time I met Luther.  This was before TV and all of Chattanooga listened to Luther on the radio.  I was 12-years-old.  Some of my buddies and I had gone to the State Theater in downtown ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: An Election Day Fable

Every day I am peppered with emails that friends send to me from across the country so I am unsure of where the fable you are about to read originated. But with early voting for the November general election now in full swing, I think everyone who will -- or will not -- take part in freedom’s greatest privilege should read this story because I believe there is a great lesson contained ... (click for more)

Tennessee Wastes No Time Shifting Attention To Alabama

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – L ittle time had passed following Tennessee's 34-3 loss to Ole Miss on Saturday night before the challenge that lies ahead this week crossed the mind of the UT staff. In past years, a loss of that type could have had a lasting impact on the psyche of the team. But  Tennessee coach Butch Jones   still sees his team progressing, both mentally ... (click for more)

Ooltewah's Riley Hickman: 2-for-2 Wins At Cleveland And Talladega

The “Hustler” Riley Hickman of Ooltewah hunkered down this weekend and picked up a pair of wins in Dirt Track competition. Friday night the # R1 “Hickman Manufacturing, American Billett, Austin Trucking, Tucker Mobile Home Service, Allstar Graphics, VP Racing Fuels, RH Designs, Competition Racing Equipment, A-1 Towing, MRC” sponsored CVR / Vic Hill powered machine ... (click for more)