Workplace Violence Thwarted In Collegedale

  • Friday, September 26, 2014

A man was arrested in Collegedale on multiple charges.

At approximately 2 p.m. on Friday, Collegedale Police were dispatched to 9404 Ooltewah-Industrial Drive on report of a disorder with a weapon.

A caller to the Hamilton County 911 center stated a male party was on the way to Hawker Powersource to kill an employee. Hamilton County 911 advised the Collegedale Police Department that the suspect was driving a blue Chevrolet truck and armed with a handgun. The dispatch center had additional information that the suspect had been drinking. Within minutes of dispatch, Collegedale Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description. The vehicle was on Ooltewah-Industrial drive pulling into the parking lot of Hawker Powersource.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Ray D. Stewart of Collegedale. Stewart had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his person. Stewart was taken into custody for driving under the influence. A loaded 9mm pistol, extra magazine and a box a 9MM bullets were located in the front passenger seat of the truck.

Stewart is charged with attempted murder, driving while intoxicated and possession of a firearm while intoxicated. He is being held on $260,000 bond at the Hamilton County Jail.

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