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From NewsChannel 9…

A McMinn County man was indicted by a jury for insurance fraud Tuesday for lying about losing documents in a fire, says the TBI.

The TBI says agents joined deputies with the McMinn County Sheriff’s Department investigating a structure fire on Highway 163 in Riceville in July of 2020. The investigation revealed the incident to be an incendiary fire.

The investigation further revealed that the property owner, Hughie Hughes, still had in his possession items that were reported to his insurance company as being destroyed in the fire, according to the TBI. On February 15th 2022, the McMinn County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Hughes with one count of insurance fraud over $60,000. He was arrested Monday and booked into the McMinn County Jail on a $40,000 bond.

Also from NewsChannel 9…

The GBI is investigating an incident where police shot a Polk County, Georgia man after he ran over one of the officers with a four wheeler.

Monday Polk County PD officers were investigating a man on a four wheeler and lost sight of him after he rode into some woods, the GBI says. According to the GBI, they set up a perimeter in the area of Cedar Oak Way and during this time, the man on the four wheeler, later identified as Taylor McGhee, age 31, of Cedartown, ran over a Cedartown PD officer with his four wheeler.

At this time, Cedartown PD and Polk County PD officers shot at McGhee, the GBI says. McGhee got away on the four wheeler, however, the GBI says he was located and taken into custody a short time later by Polk County PD.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Tim Siniard reports: The Cleveland Police Department is seeking information from possible victims regarding a rash of pellet gun-related assaults that resulted in the arrests of two men and seven juveniles last week.

The arrests involved three separate incidents. Sgt. Evie West, CPD public information officer, said the first incident, which occurred Jan. 23,  involved the firing of an “Airsoft-type gun” by  juveniles while at a business parking lot on McGrady Drive. The investigation resulted in four juveniles charged with assault and reckless endangerment.

An Airsoft is a “replica gun made to look realistic and shoot small pellets,” according to Airsoft GI’s website.

West said anyone with information related to the incidents is encouraged to call the Cleveland Police Department at 423-476-1121, or Bradley County 911 at 423-476-7511.