Man And Woman Assaulted Early Wednesday Morning On Poplar Street Court; Suspect Is Arrested

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Tezdris Russell
Tezdris Russell

A man and woman were assaulted on Poplar Street Court early Wednesday morning.

Chattanooga Police responded at 1:39 a.m. to a call of aggravated assault at the 1200 block of Poplar Street Court. When officers arrived, they found two victims, a 34-year-old man with multiple stab wounds and a 39-year-old woman with blunt-force trauma to the head.
Chattanooga Fire and Hamilton County EMS responded to the scene. EMS transported them to a local hospital.
The person with stab wounds was listed in critical condition and was in and out of consciousness.

Due to the nature of the injuries, the CPD's Homicide Unit responded to conduct the investigation, and the CPD's Crime Scene Unit responded to process the crime scene.

The preliminary investigation shows that the suspect and the male victim got into an argument after Russell said he saw someone wearing his pants.
Police said Russell hit the female victim and stabbed the male victim.

The Homicide Unit was able to identify 27-year-old Tezdris Russell as the suspect.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for attempted first-degree murder. The suspect is in custody.

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