published Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Hearing moved to October for man accused of killing Chattanooga cop

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    Jesse Mathews, second from left, is flanked by officers in court this morning. He is charged in the slaying of Chattanooga Police Officer Sgt. Tim Chapin earlier this month. Staff Photo by Dan Henry/ Chattanooga Times Free Press

A hearing for murder suspect Jesse Mathews, accused of killing a Chattanooga police officer, has been moved to Oct. 11.

Mathews, 26, appeared today in Hamilton County Criminal Court, where the judge set the date for a status hearing.

Police arrested Mathews on April 2, minutes after he reportedly killed Chattanooga Sgt. Tim Chapin, 51, in a shoot-out during botched robbery at the Brainerd Road U.S. Money Shops.

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Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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jesse said...

need to give him 30 days in the electric chair!

ain't no way stern would turn thisun loose!!(maybe)

August 16, 2011 at 11:19 a.m.
Draax said...

It can be really scary how the ones who do the worst crimes seem to linger the longest, or never seem to go away...I hope this one gets whatever is coming to him sooner rather than later.

August 16, 2011 at 7:48 p.m.
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