Dog Severely Injured After Police Answer Call On Man Threatening To Kill Himself, Girlfriend

Monday, October 16, 2017
Taylor Keith Brinser
Taylor Keith Brinser

A dog wound up being severely injured after Chattanooga Police responded on a call that a Wheeler Avenue man was threatening to kill himself and his girlfriend.

Police said at one point that Taylor Keith Brinser slammed the front door on police, catching his dog in the door as he did. Police said the dog possibly suffered a broken neck, broken spine  and broken leg. The dog was taken to McKamey Animal Center.

Brinser, 24, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault, domestic assault, cruelty to animals, vandalism and resisting arrest.

In the incident on Friday, police said Brinser opened the door, screamed at officers, then slammed it shut.

When police knocked again, he resumed screaming. At this point he slammed the door on the dog.

Police then made entry through the unlocked back door. When they took Brinser to the floor and then handcuffed him, he spit on two officers. He also rubbed blood on one officer.

He also beat his head against the divider in the patrol car he was placed in.

The girlfriend said she left the house after Brinser broke the back door in anger.

She said he called her and several relatives saying he was going to kill her.

 

 



Arming Teachers With Guns Will Be Too Dangerous - And Response (4)

Arming teachers with guns in the classroom, as Bill Lee proposes, would be the single most dangerous thing to happen to students in Tennessee history. Students and teachers in close proximity to loaded firearms daily? Across this state, in middle schools alone, there are probably hundreds of student/teacher conflicts a day. What if a student got hold of gun in a struggle with ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Scream ‘Sexual Assault!’

Candace Owens, a communications director for the conservative non-profit “Turning Point,” wasted not a minute’s time as the Democratic debauchery of Supreme Court appointee Brett Kavanaugh raced like a prairie fire across America. There is little doubt that many politicians -- on either side of the aisle -- play a little loose with the truth. But this Eleventh Hour attack on the ... (click for more)

East Hamilton Beats Bradley Central, 3-0, For 12th Straight Victory

Bradley Central took East Hamilton, one of the better volleyball teams in Southeast Tennessee regardless of classification, to five sets in their first meeting on Aug. 15 in Cleveland. “So, Bradley is not a team you can underestimate,” Lady Hurricanes coach Bojana Hyatt said after her team’s 3-0 sweep of the Bearettes at East Hamilton High School. “They gave us a run for our ... (click for more)

Inspired Chattanooga Christian Sweeps Notre Dame

Chattanooga Christian and Notre Dame have built a really good rivalry in recent years, especially in volleyball. Notre Dame had the dominant team for many years before the two teams split regular-season matches a year ago. Chattanooga Christian has the upper hand in 2018 and clinched first place in the district on Wednesday night at Notre Dame’s Jack Steiner Gymnasium with ... (click for more)