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Tuesday, March 26th

Here is today's news, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland: Topping our news today… An altercation early Sunday morning led to a deadly shooting which c

Here is today’s news, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland:

Topping our news today…

An altercation early Sunday morning led to a deadly shooting which claimed the life of 39 year-old Jesse Johnson.

The incident took place at a residence on Bates Pike SE just after 4AM Sunday.

Reports indicate 25 year-old Matthew L. Wolfcale was engaged in an argument with his fiancée and assaulted her. She yelled for Johnson, who entered the room and pulled Wolfcale away from her. That’s when Wolfcale and Johnson began fighting.

During the fight, Wolfcale produced a weapon and shot Johnson, killing him.

When deputies arrived, Wolfcale promptly surrendered, stating he was the shooter.

Matthew L. Wolfcale was arrested and has been charged with second-degree murder.

He is currently in custody in the Bradley County Jail.

Also in news today…

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing runaway juvenile. Jared Fuller, age 16, was last seen on March 20th. He is 6 feet 3 inches tall, and weighs approximately 145 pounds. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jared should contact the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office by calling 423-728-7300.

From WRCB Channel 3…

A McMinn County woman has been charged with attempted criminal homicide and drug possession a domestic incident Saturday night.

Ivy Nicole Anderson is facing multiple charges after shooting Christopher Leon Wagner in the stomach following a dispute at their residence on County Road.

According to court records, Anderson and Wagner were arguing when Anderson shot him in the abdomen.

When authorities arrived at the scene, an officer noticed 2 ounces of what was believed to be marijuana and the weapon sitting on the couch.

Anderson was arrested on the scene; Wagner was transported via helicopter to Erlanger Hospital.

Anderson faces one count of Attempted Criminal Homicide and four counts of Possession of a Schedule VI for Resale.

In news today…

Cleveland City Schools is proud to announce that Emily Raper, 7th grade English/Language Arts teacher at Cleveland Middle School, has been named the Southeast Region Teacher of the Year for middle grades. Mrs. Raper is one of 27 finalists from across the state selected by a group of regional judges.

Dr. Russell Dyer, Director of Cleveland City Schools, said, “Mrs. Raper is a leader among leaders and I am glad to hear of her selection as a Region-Level Teacher of the Year for Southeast Tennessee.  Her impact on the students at Cleveland Middle School can’t be easily measured. Congratulations to Mrs. Raper on her recognition!”

A graduate of Lee University, Mrs. Raper is married to Cody Raper. She will now compete for the Tennessee Teacher of the Year which is announced in October.