Multiple Callers Said Man Who Tried To Rape Woman At MLK Neighborhood Was "Tom"

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Thomas Lee Carr
Thomas Lee Carr

After police on Wednesday released clear photos of a man who tried to tried to rape a woman in the MLK Neighborhood, multiple callers said it was "Tom" who works at Amazon.

The victim then picked Thomas Lee Carr out of a photo lineup as her assailant.

He is charged with attempted rape.

The woman said on Tuesday just before noon she was followed into the complex where she lives by a white male wearing a blue tank top and dark-colored pants.

She said he followed her up to the second floor, then forced his way into her room.

The woman said he then tried to take off her clothes while dropping his own pants. She said he tried to force her head down towards his crotch.

She said the man fled when a roommate entered the room.

After multiple outlets, including Chattanoogan.com, ran the photo that was taken off the complex's video camera, callers all said it was "Tom."

Police said, "They all stated they work with him at Amazon and they were adamant that was the individual."

One of the Amazon workers had the phone number for Tom and provided it to police.

Police were able to determine that it was Thomas Lee Carr and to pull up a Facebook photo of him.

The woman then picked him out of a six-person lineup.


Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Dalton Police Department Seeks Suspects In Car Break-Ins


Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BEENE, JASON TODD 203 4TH ST NW FORT PAYNE, 35967 Age at Arrest: 41 years old Arresting Agency: Tenn Highway Patrol DRIVING ... (click for more)

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ADAMS, KENNETH MARK HOMELESS CHATTANOOGA, 37404 Age at Arrest: 47 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga CRIMINAL TRESPASSING ... (click for more)

The Dalton Police Department is seeking help from the public to identify two men who broke into three vehicles parked at the Planet Fitness gym on Walnut Avenue. There have been several car ... (click for more)


Breaking News

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BEENE, JASON TODD 203 4TH ST NW FORT PAYNE, 35967 Age at Arrest: 41 years old Arresting Agency: Tenn Highway Patrol DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE SUSPENDED LICENSE (NONRESIDENT) POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE --- BLACK, JOHNATHON JOSEPH 1020 W 37TH ST CHATTANOOGA, 37410 Age at Arrest: 23 years ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ADAMS, KENNETH MARK HOMELESS CHATTANOOGA, 37404 Age at Arrest: 47 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga CRIMINAL TRESPASSING --- BARCLAY, RONELL HARRIS 108 HOLLYBERRY LN CHATTANOOGA, 374113745 Age at Arrest: 22 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga CRIMINAL TRESPASSING RESISTING ARREST OR OBSTRUCTION ... (click for more)

Opinion

Save The Wildlife, Mr. Berke

Why in the world would there be any question regarding the wildlife at East Lake park, and the humane relocation of same? Why would anyone need to beg for the right thing to be done? Maybe if the ducks could ride scooters, there would be money for this. Or maybe if they had means to pay for one of the so-called affordable apartments we have in Chattanooga, they would rate the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: An Easter Invitation

One of the hardest things a lot of people face is one of the easiest. Every so often someone will ask me about my faith and, while I mention it occasionally in a story, I never want to force my spirituality on anyone. But for some people, just the thought of asking God for forgiveness and His gift of eternal life is scary and it shouldn’t be. It costs nothing yet is priceless. And, ... (click for more)

Sports

Softball: Baylor Beat Summit To Claim Lady Trojan Invitational Gold

Baylor defeated Summit, 3-0, Saturday to win the Lady Trojans Invitational Gold Bracket championship at Warner Park on a cold, windy afternoon. The Lady Red Raiders came up with a run in the third and two more in the fourth of a five-inning showdown. In the third, Cadashia Collins drew a one-out walk and went to second on Emily Rye’s groundout. MaKayla Packer stroked an RBI ... (click for more)

Sale Creek Wins Soggy Yellow Jacket Classic

It was a miserable afternoon to be sitting at Lookout Valley Elementary School’s O’Mary-Conard Field for the last three games of the annual Yellow Jacket Classic softball tournament, but Sale Creek coach Clifford Kirk was just happy for his Sale Creek girls to have a chance to play. It was a worthwhile weekend for the Lady Panthers as they won their pool by winning all three ... (click for more)