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In news today…
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced appointments to three judicial positions across the state.
The following Tennesseans have been appointed:
- Professor Jeffrey Usman – Court of Appeals, Middle Division
- Judge Tom Greenholtz – Court of Criminal Appeals, Eastern Division
- Judge Kyle Hixson – Court of Criminal Appeals, Eastern Division
Each appointment is effective September 1, 2022, and subject to confirmation by the General Assembly.
Also in news today…
At approximately 10:15 pm on March 14, 2022, Bradley County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a burglary in progress in NE Bradley County.
The caller, who was home alone with an infant, advised several males had entered her home and she was armed with a shotgun. She later discharged the weapon as the armed subjects traveled down the hallway to her bedroom.
When units arrived, the evidence left behind suggested an individual had been injured. Local hospitals and agencies were notified to be on the lookout for the suspects.
Around 25 minutes later, units were made aware that a juvenile male arrived at Erlanger East on Gunbarrel Rd with a gunshot wound to the arm. Deputies and detectives responded to the hospital in attempts to make contact with the juvenile and adult male who accompanied him.
The adult male was identified as Jaylen Terrell Johnson of Chattanooga, TN. Johnson was transported to the BCSO Criminal Investigations Division for further questioning. At the conclusion of an interview, Johnson was arrested for Aggravated Burglary and Aggravated Assault x2. He was transported to the Bradley County Jail and the juvenile remained at the hospital for treatment.
On March 24, 2022, Jaylen Terrell Johnson appeared in court for a preliminary hearing. After proof was presented to Judge Sheridan Randolph, Johnson’s charges were bound over to grand jury and his bond was increased from $20,000 to $100,000.
Additionally, on March 25, 2022, the 16-year-old juvenile was arrested for his criminal involvement and charged with Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Assault x2, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. He is currently being held at the Bradley County Juvenile Detention Center.
We continue to encourage anyone with any additional information pertaining to this case to please contact the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 423-728-7336.
In news today…
On March 24, 2022, BCSO Corrections Deputy Amber Owens was conducting her duties at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office as a Court Officer. While doing so, Owens was assigned to placing inmates in the holding cell between the jail and court room, while inmates awaited their court hearings.
At approximately 9:59 am, inmate Jacob Crouch assaulted Deputy Owens and attempted to disarm her firearm from her holster. A struggle ensued and two inmates assisted Deputy Owens in attempts to mediate the situation. During the altercation, they fell into the court room and several other deputies intervened to detain Mr. Crouch.
While assisting Deputy Owens and apprehending the inmate, BCSO Corrections Deputy Adam Beard was bit on the hand. Deputy Beard had visible marks on his right hand that appeared to have broken the skin.
Due to the reasons above, Jacob Crouch is additionally being charged with Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer with No Bond and Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer with a $100,000 Appearance Bond. Crouch will also be facing in-house disciplinary penalties. He will continue to be held at Bradley County Jail until his court hearing.
Also in news today…
Mix TV and Talk 101-3 The Buzz will have LIVE coverage of the Chamber of Commerce Political Forums, a series of five political forums which will begin today at 4PM. Forum attendance is by invitation only, but Mix TV and Talk 101-3 The Buzz are providing this opportunity for the general public to watch or listen to the forums via Mix TV or radio. The first in the series is the Judicial forum, which will begin today at 4PM. Again, 4PM on MixTV.tv or Talk 101-3 The Buzz. Our live coverage is presented by Ralph Buckner Funeral Home & Crematory.
In news today…
The Bradley County Commission met on Monday covering several items of business. Updates were given on continuing tire cleanup in Bradley County. Last Saturday, help provided by BCHS football players enabled the removal of approximately 900 tires at Exit 20. A recent landfill meeting with Republic yielded more questions from the Commission and citizens. Republic is working on answers to those questions and will give them in a future meeting. Sandra Knight, Road Department Superintendent, discussed the first weeks of EnviroSuite monitoring at the landfill, and will be giving periodic reports as they come in.