Woman Testifies She Saw Buchanan Shoot Her Boyfriend After Earlier Fight Near Skyzoo Bar

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Demetrius Buchanan
Demetrius Buchanan
A woman testified Tuesday that she saw Demetrius "Juice Man" Buchanan shoot her boyfriend, 33-year-old Langdon Strickland, after the two had fought near the Skyzoo bar on Lee Highway a couple of nights before.
A first-degree murder charge was bound to the Grand Jury against the 23-year-old Buchanan by General Sessions Court Judge Alex McVeagh.


The witness said in an incident after midnight on Saturday that she found Strickland on top of Buchanan at an adjacent car lot.


She said Strickland then got up and kept apologizing, saying he had been drinking.


The witness said the following Monday, Aug. 14, she dropped Strickland off at the home of "one of his home boys" on South Kelly Street. She said he went inside.


She said she was waiting for him and was tending to her baby in the car when a silver vehicle pulled up and 7-9 shots rang out.


The woman said she could tell there were three men in the vehicle and that Buchanan was firing shots.


She said she pushed her baby down and hunched down herself, then drove to a safer place. When she returned, she was told that Strickland had been shot.


He died three days later from a single gunshot to the head.

Witnesses said the shot came from a gray or silver Ford Escape with North Carolina tags. Police said that turned out to be an Avis rental that had been rented to Gary Stamper.


It was found that Gary Stamper is the fiancee of Buchanan's mother and that he had rented the vehicle for Buchanan to drive, police said.

Police said Buchanan is a validated Gangster Disciple. 

Buchanan had been placed on the TBI's 10 Most Wanted List before he turned himself in over a month after the shooting to officers with the U.S. Marshals Service Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force in Chattanooga.

Judge McVeagh kept the bond for Buchanan at $1 million.

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ANDERSON, CEAUNA JASHAE  2501 OAK ST CHATTANOOGA, 37404  Age at Arrest: 19 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DOMESTIC ASSAULT --- BLEVINS, JAMES BRAYDEN  683 BANDY RD RINGGOLD, 30736  Age at Arrest: 27 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga THEFT OF PROPERTY DRUGS GENERAL ... (click for more)

Catoosa County Arrest Report For Feb. 16-22

Click  here  for the Catoosa County arrest report for Feb. 16-22. (click for more)

Legislators: Protect Our Students And Teachers

When students step into their classrooms, they are there to learn and prepare for their future. Our teachers serve to advance each student’s education and guide them towards success.  Educators have an additional responsibility: maintaining the trust and respect of their students by conducting themselves professionally and responsibly. The vast majority of our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why CNN Is Gonna Croak

I believe CNN (Cable News Network) has become one of the most disappointing news sources America has ever known in the last five years. The bastions of sound journalism no longer exist as the once-great organization has gone the way of liberal loathing. Its new basis-of-fact cannot be trusted and the overwhelming bias against conservatives in our nation is as morbid as it is frightening. ... (click for more)

Baylor Boys Advance To D-II Final Four

Baylor and Ensworth split their two regular-season basketball games with the Red Raiders prevailing by 15 at home while the Tigers won by a dozen in Nashville. They played the rubber game in the series Saturday at Baylor’s Jimmy Duke Arena. The game was much closer than either of the first two, but the home team won again as Baylor improved to 18-6 with the closer-than-it-sounds ... (click for more)

Cookeville Shocks Cleveland, 70-68, In Region 3-3A Tournament

CLEVELAND, Tenn. – As a No. 1 seed, Cleveland had reason to feel comfortable going into Saturday’s Region 3-3A boys’ basketball tournament against No. 4 Cookeville. However, the Cavaliers figured they were the Blue Raiders’ equal. And they were. Cookeville overcame a sluggish start and then took the battle to Cleveland over the final three quarters, Noah Hilliker ... (click for more)