published Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Six arrested, charged with looting in Ringgold

Authorities arrested 6 people on Sunday night caught looting at Ringgold High School and a nearby gas station, Catoosa County Sheriff Phil Summers said.

The suspects, whose names will be released later today, were rummaging through debris when they were spotted, the sheriff said.

Because of looting and traffic, Ringgold authorities once again have limited access to the city to residents and business owners today. Traffic in downtown Ringgold was hindering workers, Summers said.

Authorities will enforce a 9 p.m. curfew in Ringgold tonight, he said.

Any residents in need can go to the assistance centers at Ringgold United Methodist Church, Poplar Springs Baptist Church and Cherokee Valley Baptist Church.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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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