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From Local 3 News…

A teacher with Bradley County Schools faces 2 assault charges in Hamilton County, after police say he became angry that someone used the ‘R-word’ at a recent neighborhood party. The teacher has a daughter with Down syndrome, according to an affidavit we obtained.

Hamilton County deputies arrested 44-year-old Daniel Quincy Hearn on Sunday.

The affidavit says Hearn was at a neighborhood party on Buttonwood Loop in Hamilton County when the incident happened.

The report says Hearn was asked to leave, but he then broke a beer bottle on a table and pushed a woman down, causing the wine glass she was holding to break, cutting her hand.

The husband of the woman got between her and Hearn, and the affidavit says Hearn “began to assault him.”

Hearn then left the residence and went home, according to the report.

Deputies arrested Hearn and charged him with 2 counts of assault.

Bradley Central High School’s website identifies Hearn as a history teacher, assistant football coach and assistant track coach.

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identified a man killed early Thursday by a Bradley County sheriff’s deputy during a call to a home on Blue Springs Road regarding a suicidal person, according to a news release from the state agency.

The fatally shot man was identified as Christian Robert Jensen, 54, who, according to the TBI, was reportedly threatening to pull a gun on deputies who responded to Jensen’s home.

“Preliminary information indicates that as deputies attempted to negotiate with him, for reasons still under investigation, one of the deputies fired at Jensen, striking and killing him,” TBI spokesperson Susan Niland said in the news release. “He was pronounced deceased at the scene and was transported for an autopsy. No deputies were injured.”

Niland said TBI agents are working to independently determine the series of events leading to the shooting, including collecting evidence and conducting interviews. Findings from the investigation will be turned over to District Attorney Stephen Crump for his review, she said.

The TBI did not identify the deputy who fired the shot or any other officers at the scene, and Bradley County authorities said no further information would be immediately released, according to a news release issued Thursday by Paul Allen, the spokesperson for the sheriff’s office.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Tim Siniard reports: Mark Fidler, director of operations at the Cleveland Regional Jetport, recently was awarded the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission’s Award of Excellence – 2022 Airport Manager of the Year.

The Cleveland City Council recognized Fidler at its June 13 meeting, with Mayor Kevin Brooks lauding Fidler’s leadership.

Fidler said he is thankful for the recognition by his peers statewide.

Fidler assumed the jetport helm in 2012 and it opened a year later. 

In 2014, the jetport was named Airport of the Year by the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission. 

From Local 3 News…

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after leaving a music festival in the state. Jail records show Hargett was booked into the Coffee County Jail shortly after midnight Saturday and was released several hours later. Hargett’s office released a statement Saturday on the arrest. Hargett says he was stopped by Tullahoma police and arrested for DUI after leaving the Bonnaroo Music Festival Friday night. He says DUI is a “serious matter” and says he regrets the circumstances that led to his arrest.