Dalton Police Arrest David Dyer After 3-Hour Standoff

Thursday, August 14, 2014
After a standoff that lasted more than three hours, the Dalton Police Department took David Dyer, 48, into custody at his home at 1603 Elaine Way at approximately 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

Earlier in the evening, Dyer was involved in a traffic crash on 5th Avenue and left the scene before officers could arrive. At approximately 6 p.m., a Dalton officer went to Dyer's house on Elaine Way to investigate the accident. The officer was met by members of Dyer's family who said Dyer was inside with a gun and had told them to leave.
After making sure the other members of the family were out and that Mr. Dyer was the only person inside, officers set up a perimeter and blocked off Elaine Way and attempted to make contact with Dyer. Dyer did not come out.

Officers obtained warrants for Dyer's arrest on charges of leaving the scene of an accident, improper backing, driving with a suspended license, and obstruction of law enforcement officers. At approximately 9:45, officers were able to locate Dyer in the garage of the house where he was apparently passed out. Dyer was evaluated by EMS personnel and transported to Hamilton Medical Center for further evaluation.

Many Waldens Ridge Scenes Featured In Stokes Picture Book

A number of early views of Waldens Ridge are among the rarities found in the Stokes Photo Collection. There are many photos of the roads up the mountain showing streetcars, wagons and early autos. There are scenes at Rainbow Lake, Falling Water Falls, Signal Point and other scenic spots. Several photos are included of the Signal Mountain Hotel. The more than 700 photos ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BAKER, LARRY DEMARYES 2726 GLASS STREET CHATTANOOGA, 37406 32 Hamilton County Booked for Previous Charges or Other Reason(s) BARNES, JOHN ARTHUR NICKAJACK CIR #85 POBOX7 JASPER, 37347 49 Hamilton County ASSAULT BELL, AMANDA NICOLE 3516 5TH AVE CHATTANOOGA, 37407 28 Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Has Lost Its Most Popular Citizen - Luther Masingill - And Response

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: The Policeman’s Prayer

Every year, when the Law Enforcement Foundation of Greater Chattanooga holds its annual luncheon, it is one of the most heartening displays of what America really believes, down deep inside. The most prominent and influential leaders in the community – well over 1,000 -- gather to pay tribute and pledge their support to our heroes in blue who are unfaltering in their devotion, service ... (click for more)

State Volleyball Begins Wednesday In Murfreesboro

The ever-exciting state volleyball tournament will begin Wednesday morning in Murfreesboro with action scheduled for four different schools. The Boyd-Buchanan Lady Bucs are Chattanooga's entry in the Class A bracket while Red Bank and Signal Mountain will be competing in Class AA.  Baylor is entered in D-II Class AA. Boyd-Buchanan, 32-14, will face Loretto (31-12) in ... (click for more)

Boyd-Buchanan Defeats East Ridge 7-1 In Soccer Semi

The Boyd-Buchanan girls’ soccer team has already made history this season, but coach Todd Ledbetter’s Lady Bucs are hungry for more. After winning the school’s first district title last week, they moved a step closer to another championship with a Region 3-A/AA semifinal victory at home on Tuesday. Boyd-Buchanan, the 5-A/AA champion, defeated District 6 runner-up ... (click for more)