2 Burglary Suspects Captured In East Ridge

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Daniel Coates
Daniel Coates

Authorities captured two burglary suspects in East Ridge on Wednesday.

Members of the East Ridge Police Department’s Crime Suppression Unit assisted the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department at 1611 Waterhouse St. after a burglary suspect’s vehicle was observed in the driveway. Police observed the door to the duplex to be standing open and an individual later identified as Daniel Coates was seen. Police announced their presence and gave Coates verbal commands to step out. However, he shut and locked the door to the duplex.

Then, Christopher Lee Nation was observed running out of the neighboring duplex’s back door. Police gave chase and took Nation into custody after a brief struggle.

Police located the second suspect, Coates, hiding in the attic. Police were able to determine that the suspects broke through a ceiling tile and climbed into the attic where they then pushed through to the adjoining residence.

When Nation was taken into custody he was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Police said Nation has an extensive criminal history involving thefts and burglaries and is currently a suspect in multiple trailer thefts and burglaries occurring in the Chattanooga and North Georgia area.

The vehicle utilized by Nation was a 2000 GMC Jimmy displaying Tennessee Registration 8G9353. Police in local jurisdictions are still investigating possible to connections to other crimes. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of any stolen property associated with either subject is encouraged to contact law enforcement.

Christopher Lee Nation
Christopher Lee Nation

Michael Patrick Is Interim Chief At WWTA; EPA Meeting Delayed To March 6

City Report Says Ballard Had Pattern Of Sexual Harassment Over Female Trainees; Attorney Says He Looks Forward To Returning To Work

Chattanooga Under Flood Watch As New Round Of Storms Approaches


The Hamilton County WWTA Board of Commissioners has named chief engineer Michael Patrick as the organization’s interim executive director. He replaces former executive director Mark Harrison ... (click for more)

A city report says an instructor over police academies had a pattern of sexual harassment against female cadets. Two female trainees initially filed the complaint against instructor Ricky ... (click for more)

Chattanooga was under a Flood Watch until Saturday morning as a new round of heavy rain and thunderstorms was approaching from the west. The city has already been pounded by days of rain, ... (click for more)


Breaking News

Michael Patrick Is Interim Chief At WWTA; EPA Meeting Delayed To March 6

The Hamilton County WWTA Board of Commissioners has named chief engineer Michael Patrick as the organization’s interim executive director. He replaces former executive director Mark Harrison who resigned late last week. Prior to joining the WWTA as chief engineer, Mr. Patrick was the director of the city of Chattanooga’s Water Wastewater Resources Division. He was responsible ... (click for more)

City Report Says Ballard Had Pattern Of Sexual Harassment Over Female Trainees; Attorney Says He Looks Forward To Returning To Work

A city report says an instructor over police academies had a pattern of sexual harassment against female cadets. Two female trainees initially filed the complaint against instructor Ricky Ballard. Ballard was suspended earlier this month for 160 hours without pay over the sexual allegations. Four female cadets said they received unwanted hugs from Ballard. They said Ballard ... (click for more)

Opinion

Heavy Rains Are Coming In The Next Few Days

Please remember to check on folks that are vulnerable which includes the elderly and homebound. With expectations of up to 7 inches or more of rain, we may see flooding in areas that rival those of the past. As Chief Roddy told me this morning, be proactive, not reactive. Pack for an extended stay at work or someone's house. Be ready with extra food, water and blanket in your ... (click for more)

The $500,000 Tax Money Giveway - And Response

Mayor Berke, On September 5, 2017, you asked and were granted a 22-cent property tax increase for city government operations and a capital fund. At the meeting, the City Council approved your proposal for the property tax increase of 22 cents per $100 of property assessment. As a result, every business, home owner, and property owner had one-month notice that their local property ... (click for more)

Sports

Dan Fleser: Vols Still Atop SEC, But Vantage Point Still A Little Cloudy

The view from the highest points of the SEC men’s basketball standings isn’t exactly picturesque these days. By virtue of LSU’s 82-77 overtime loss to Florida Wednesday night, Tennessee again has the best vantage point. No matter, it’s still partly cloudy up there in first place by virtue of last Saturday’s rout at the hands of Kentucky. A workmanlike victory over Vanderbilt on ... (click for more)

Top-Ranked Goodpasture Edges Notre Dame

Some things are inevitable and apparently the Notre Dame basketball team finding its way on the tracks between Goodpasture and a trip to the Division II-A State Quarterfinals is one of them. For the second year in a row, the state’s top-ranked team from Madison found a way to get in a trip to Chattanooga for a 32-minute tussle with the Fighting Irish in the opening round of ... (click for more)