East Ridge Man, 26, Charged With Statutory Rape Of 16-Year-Old Girl, Who Is Pregnant

Monday, August 18, 2014

An East Ridge man was arrested after police responded to a disorder at his apartment, only to discover that a 16-year-old girl was staying with him and was pregnant with his child.

John Mark Chastain, 26, told police he could not deal with her any longer and wanted her out of his apartment.

However, at this point, the girl told police she was three months pregnant with Chastain's child.

 After admitting to sleeping with the girl, Chastain was charged with statutory rape. Bond was set at $10,000.

 He is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 2.


Walker County Arrest Report For Aug. 22-28

Here is the Walker County arrest report for Aug. 22-28: GREEN           CHAZ DEVAIN        W/M    17        Officer HOLLAND    DRIVING WITHOUT VALID LICENSE, NO INSURANCE BURRESS      BRITTANY    ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AL MALKI, SALMAN ABDALMALK  860 MURFREESBORO PIKE APT N16 NASHVILLE, 37217  Age at Arrest: 34 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DOMESTIC ASSAULT --- AMBURN, MARY MICHELLE  3531 BENNETT ROAD EAST RIDGE, 37412  Age at Arrest: 44 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County ... (click for more)

Pedestrians Have The Right Of Way - And Response (3)

Often I visit Gold's Gym at Chestnut and 4th Street. I  park in the theater parking lot at Broad and 4th Street.  I depend on the walk signs to get me there safely.  Most days I almost get hit by someone turning left or right coming from the exit ramp off 27 or turning right on 4th street from Chestnut. This happened yesterday as I was almost mowed down by a garbage ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Georgia’s Weak Attacked

The United States Attorney’s Office and our nation’s Justice Department just thrust an unwelcomed spear into the heart of the state of Georgia. And while I am scared to death the same war party is now headed into Tennessee and other states, I wish the DOJ had stopped in Chattanooga for lunch and a quick visit at our Orange Grove Center before filing last Tuesday’s lawsuit against ... (click for more)

Lookouts' Bullpen Failure Leads To Come-From-Behind Win For Suns Sunday

The Lookouts were in control of  Sunday  afternoon's game up until the eighth and ninth inning when the M-Braves scored three runs to beat Chattanooga, 5-4. Chattanooga's offense jumped out to an early lead after being sparked by leadoff hitter Zach Granite. Granite started the home half of the first with a base hit to right field, danced on and off of first base ... (click for more)

Mocs Volleyball Sweeps Chattanooga Classic

The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team completed their fourth 3-0 sweep of the weekend on Sunday afternoon against California State at Fullerton as part of the Chattanooga Classic – presented by Hampton Inn & Suites - held in Maclellan Gym. The Mocs came out swinging by winning the first set 25-11 and then went on to win 25-18 and 25-17 in sets two and three, respectively. ... (click for more)