published Friday, April 8th, 2011

News conference later this morning on case involving shooting of Chattanooga officer

A news conference has been called for 11 a.m. by law enforcement agencies and the U.S. Attorney’s Office concerning federal charges being filed in the April 2 shooting that led to the death of Chattanooga police Sgt. Tim Chapin.

Parents of the alleged shooter, Jesse Mathews, have been arrested and booked into the Hamilton County Jail, records show.

Ray Vance Mathews, 50, and Kathleen Moore Mathews, 57, are listed on the sheriff's booking report under "booked for previous charges or other reasons" by U.S. Marshals. Detailed charges are not listed.

The conference is being held outside the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Warehouse Row.

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Oz said...

The fruit usually does not fall far from the tree. Dysfunctional family of the year.

April 8, 2011 at 12:03 p.m.
tarheeljosh said...

For those waiting for an update on this item. I've read on the Chattanoogan and heard on 102.3 that Mrs. Matthew has a prior Manslaughter conviction as a result of an attempted home robbery. As she was robbing the home with an accomplice, the homeowner came home and she killed him in a gun battle. The family is facing federal charges resulting from harboring Jesse in Chattanooga after his escape from the halfway house in Colorado as well as the storing and transportation of 16 firearms stolen from a Colorado pawn shop. Some of the weapons used by Jesse Matthews came from this cache. Over the course of your one month in Chattanooga, Matthews family, you have very much made your presence known and despised. I, for one, hope to never hear of the criminal members of this family again. To those in this family who are law-abiding citizens, I'm sorry that you are having to deal with these people. Rest in peace Sgt. Chapin. You will not be forgotten.

April 8, 2011 at 12:03 p.m.
dao1980 said...

Fry em'.... quickly.

And please spend as little of the taxpayers dollars doing so.

April 8, 2011 at 12:13 p.m.
prettygirl said...

fao1980, the man with the posting issues, get a JOB!!

April 9, 2011 at 9:14 p.m.
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