The Catoosa County, Ga., sheriff’s son is back in jail after he did not appear in court as scheduled on charges he received last year in Tennessee.
Jeremy Phillip Summers was arrested in October 2010 when he drunkenly dialed 911 and said a shooter was on the loose in downtown Chattanooga, records show.
But when officers from all over Hamilton County responded to the call, several with drawn rifles, they realized the 28-year-old had made a prank call and Summers was arrested.
Summers was charged with making false reports, 911 violation, criminal impersonation and public intoxication, court records show. He failed to appear in court on the charges.
Summers, who has been arrested at least five times in Tennessee, was taken back to the Hamilton County Jail on Friday, Chattanooga Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary said.
Summers has been charged with multiple DUIs and in 2006 with burglary of an auto and vandalism charges, records show. He also pled guilty that same year to malicious mischief and the burglary charges were dismissed.
Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...