Ritchie Admits Firing Shots With Shotgun At Soddy Daisy Trailer Park

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Jeremy Scott Ritchie
Jeremy Scott Ritchie

Soddy Daisy Police said Jeremy Scott Ritchie admitted firing a shotgun at a trailer on Sunday morning.

His former girlfriend, Crystal Perry Ostrum, 40, was killed. Her new husband and another person were injured.

Ritchie, 39, of 14250 May Road, was taken into custody after the shooting at the Mimosa Trailer Park on Dayton Pike. He faces criminal homicide charges.

It happened shortly before 6 a.m.

Hamilton County EMS took all three victims to Erlanger Hospital.

Police said a gold van was seen leaving the trailer park. Ritchie and the van were later located in Van Buren County.

He initially did not want to talk to police, then he gave a statement.

He is being held without bond.



City Council Told Tubman Demolition Being Handled Safely, On Schedule

City Council members were told Tuesday night that the demolition of the Harriet Tubman complex is being carried out safely and on schedule. Several council members said they had heard concerns from community members about the work. The site is being redeveloped by the city. Dennis Malone, assistant city engineer, said the demolition is about 50 percent complete and all ... (click for more)

Man, 51, Shot And Killed By Cleveland Police Officers

A 51-year-old man was shot and killed by Cleveland Police officers just before noon Tuesday. Police said Robert Edwin Eaves was a registered sex offender who had abducted a 28-year-old woman and taken her to an address on Phillips Street, where the shooting occurred. Police said three children were inside the house, including a 16-year-old babysitter. One of the children ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State Faculty Has No Business Being Involved In Hiring Decisions

This letter will hopefully bring some clarity to the recent situation created by the faculty of Chattanooga State Community College. It is based upon my tenure as a member of the faculty at Chattanooga State Technical Institute, the transformation to Chattanooga State Community College, and my service as the financial and administrative officer at Chattanooga State until my retirement ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Grand Thanksgiving Feast

I’m not really sure how it all came about but a few days before Thanksgiving last year, what was usually a crowded table had dwindled down to just Mother, Aunt Martha and me. Just the idea of getting dressed up made both of them tired, which happens when you are 89 and 87, respectively, and the thought of preparing the traditional feast brought only further groans so I announced ... (click for more)

Maston, Cameron Power Tyner Past Hixson, 69-60

When Darren Maston transferred from Ooltewah to Tyner prior to last season, he was a role player on a team that had eight talented, experienced seniors. Now, Maston is being asked to fill an expanded role as a scorer and leader. He did both rather well Tuesday night as Tyner opened the 2014-15 season with a 69-60 District 6-AA victory over Hixson on the Wildcats’ floor. ... (click for more)

Unbeaten Soddy Daisy Rolls Past Rhea County

The Soddy Daisy Trojans remained unbeaten after four games in basketball, including Tuesday night's 70-31 romp over the visiting Rhea County Golden Eagles, but please keep in mind that Rhea County is still playing football and at least seven regulars on the basketball court are still trying to win a state title on the gridiron. Preston Pugh scored on a layup with 6:39 to play ... (click for more)