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Wednesday, federal agents made the first arrest in connection to the mass shooting on McCallie Avenue. Garrian King is charged with possession of a firearm as a felon.
Garrian King has been arrested many times before. King’s background check shows he’s now been arrested 13 times on 22 different charges since 2012. It shows King, also known as ‘Big G,’ has been arrested for possession of a deadly weapon in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and now, 2022.
When King was arrested yesterday, court documents said he was on supervised release for a conviction of being a felon in possession of ammunition.
The affidavit said the Chattanooga Police Department Violent Crimes Bureau reviewed footage from the Walgreens down the street from the incident and a Facebook live video where King was identified before the shooting walking towards the scene and then identified after the shooting carrying a rifle getting into a vehicle. The affidavit doesn’t accuse King of shooting anyone.
According to court documents, King admitted to buying the gun, being there the night of the shooting, picking up the gun after the incident, and fleeing the scene.
King is being held without bond.
Tennessee is waiving registration fees for many vehicles for one year beginning July 1.
This will last until before June 30, 2023. The waived fees will be for Class A vehicles which include motorcycles and autocycles and Class B vehicles which include passenger motor vehicles and motor homes.
The state portion of the fee that is waived is $16.75 for Class A and $23.75 for Class B. “Other fees that are earmarked for safety and system improvement purposes, as well as the additional electric vehicle registration fee and county fees, are not waived under the new law,” according to the Tennessee Department of Revenue.
Tennessee is less than a month away from a law that makes it illegal to camp on public or state property.
Lawmakers say it’s a plan to crack down on homeless camps, but service providers say this is a dangerous law.
Starting July 1, folks could get a felony for camping on public or state property.
Many service providers, like Paula Foster with Open Table Nashville, fear this will perpetuate an endless cycle of poverty, but also believe leaders need to get on the same page.
In a FOX 17 News Twitter poll, almost half of Tennesseans do not agree with this law.
This comes as Governor Bill Lee will let this piece of legislation go into law without his signature because he’s concerned about the unintended consequences.