published Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Catoosa County Sheriff’s son back in jail

Jeremy Summers, son of Catoosa County Sheriff Phil Summers.
Jeremy Summers, son of Catoosa County Sheriff Phil Summers.

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.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

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 ...

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ceeweed said...

Oh, that little Jeremy, he's such a prankster! Not to mention a self absorbed, spoiled, overgrown baby with a drinking problem who poses a danger to the public at large. Just how much political pull does a sheriff from a North Georgia county have in Tennessee? Apparently it is quite a lot. We will see what happens this time.

August 2, 2011 at 10:01 p.m.
pwd0502 said...

Everything I've seen seems to reflect Sheriff Summers has done no more than any father would or should do.He was picked up for failure to appear not given a citation for FTA.He has to be a good sheriff to stay in office and just gets a lot of bad publicity because of his son.I've seen plenty of kids who do the opposite of what they are taught growing up.My kids aren't perfect but praise the Lord they turned out great once they grew up.Lay off the sheriff's back and let hin continue to do a good job! You and your son are in my prayers!

August 3, 2011 at 7:19 a.m.
eastridge8 said...

This "kid" needs to go to rehab for at least 30-60 days. He is spoiled because he thinks dad will get him out of every kind of trouble he gets himself into...

Grow up, Jeremy! Mom and Dad, let him face his own troubles and mis-deeds....All you can do is raise 'em right and then they're own their own...they make their OWN mistakes from then on!

August 3, 2011 at 4:48 p.m.
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