Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Investigating In-Custody Death Of Alton Young, 30

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

At the direction of the Hamilton County District Attorney, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is conducting an investigation into the death of Alton Kenyatta Young, 30.   

 

Young was arrested on Sunday, at approximately 2 p.m.

by the Chattanooga Police Department after being involved in a motor vehicle crash near the 7000 block of East Brainerd Road.

 

Later Sunday evening at approximately 7 p.m., HCSO Medical Staff called for ambulance transport because Young was showing signs of a drug overdose. He was transported to a local hospital by HCEMS where he was admitted. At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Monday, he was pronounced deceased. His body was transported to the Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office for examination.

 

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Division will also conduct an administrative review of the incident which is common practice with all in-custody deaths.

 

Ms. Young had been charged with possession of a controlled substance, improper backing, possession of drug paraphernalia, and DUI.

 


Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Armed Forces Parade Rolls On Despite Pandemic

Cyrus Easley Charged With Attempted 2nd-Degree Murder In Shooting Of Devonte Hunter On Banks Road


Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: ADAMS, GEOFFREY JEROME 1154 RIDGE TOP DR CHATTANOOGA, 37421 Age at Arrest: 41 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga VIOLATION OF ... (click for more)

The 71st a nnual Armed Forces Parade was held on Friday in downtown Chattanooga - despite the ongoing pandemic. Citizens lined Market Street to express their thanks to the men and woman who are ... (click for more)

Cyrus Easley, 25, has been charged with attempted second-degree murder in the shooting of Devonte Hunter, 25, at the Easley home on Banks Road. Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies ... (click for more)



Breaking News

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: ADAMS, GEOFFREY JEROME 1154 RIDGE TOP DR CHATTANOOGA, 37421 Age at Arrest: 41 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga VIOLATION OF ORDER OF PROTECTION OR RESTRAINING OR BALLEW, JUSTIN MICHAEL 1017 ARMSTRONG RD CLEVELAND, 37323 Age at Arrest: 27 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ... (click for more)

Armed Forces Parade Rolls On Despite Pandemic

The 71st a nnual Armed Forces Parade was held on Friday in downtown Chattanooga - despite the ongoing pandemic. Citizens lined Market Street to express their thanks to the men and woman who are in the military and to first responders. Third District Congressman Chuck Fleischmann thanked Civilian Chairman Chris Dooley for staging the parade during this difficult time. Rep. Fleischmann ... (click for more)

Opinion

The Courts' Role In Protecting Voting Rights

Nov. 3, Election Day, is right around the corner. Of course, voting is fundamental to elections. It is through voting we both give our consent to those we entrust to govern us and hold those governing us accountable. From our right to vote come many of our rights and freedoms. Every day seems to bring new stories about disputes over voting, many of which are pursued through lawsuits. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Faith, Family & Football

The most heralded player in any college football huddle is the one who got there via a “battlefield promotion.” These were always my personal favorites in the nearly 40 years I covered college football because, unlike a kid who head is swollen because some unknowing source decreed they were a “five star recruit” or a punk clown who changes his “commit” three times before his last ... (click for more)

Sports

Vols Set For Showdown With 2nd-Ranked Alabama

Tennessee will look to end its two-game skid this Saturday afternoon when the Vols host SEC rival Alabama at Neyland Stadium. Saturday's contest between the Vols and second-ranked Crimson Tide will mark the 103 rd meeting between the two storied programs. Tickets for Saturday's game are sold out. Gates open to the public two hours prior to kickoff at 1:30 p.m. BROADCAST ... (click for more)

UTC Football Plays Lone Fall Contest Saturday At Western Kentucky

Year two of the Rusty Wright era officially gets underway this weekend when the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team travels to Western Kentucky on Saturday, Oct. 24. Kickoff in Houchens-Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Ky., is set for 4:00 p.m. (E.D.T.). This game was originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5. It was moved to Thursday, Sept. 3, in June and ... (click for more)