published Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Officer accused of wallet theft and other news from around the Chattanooga area

Officer accused of wallet theft

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — When a young boy found a wallet inside the restroom of a Cobb County bowling alley, he handed it to his aunt. That woman gave the wallet to her husband.

But when that man, Akii Isaac Myers, got the wallet, he didn’t try to find its owner, police said. Instead, he took $500 out and the owner’s identification, according to an arrest warrant obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Myers then handed the cash to his wife before turning the wallet in to bowling alley employees, police said.

The July 29 act was caught on surveillance cameras at the bowling alley, and Myers later confessed, the warrant states.

Myers was a DeKalb County police officer at the time. Cobb investigators told DeKalb County police about the theft investigation on Aug. 1, according to a police spokeswoman. Myers resigned from the department the next day.

Myers, of Marietta, turned himself in Aug. 3 and was charged with theft by taking, a misdemeanor, Cobb County jail records show. He was released after posting $1,000 bond.

An arrest warrant was secured for Myers’ wife, Laprencilla Malisa Myers, on the same charge of theft by taking.


Bounty hunter killed in scuffle

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Authorities say a bounty hunter was shot and killed while on the job in Tennessee.

According to the Bristol Herald Courier, witnesses said the bounty hunter, 32-year-old Joshua Scott Horne, of Bristol, ran up to his target, aimed his pistol and yelled that the suspect was under arrest on Friday.

Bristol police say the two men struggled over the weapon and multiple shots were fired.

Police say they’re still piecing together the struggle and will let the local district attorney’s office decide whether to file charges. Investigators have not named the second person involved in the shooting.

Police reported that one bullet grazed Horne’s target just under his right eye. The man was treated at a local hospital and released.


Mammogram unit in Bradley

BRADLEY COUNTY, Tenn. — Memorial Health Care System’s mobile health coach will provide mammogram screenings for women at the Bradley County Health Department on Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., a news release states.

Women 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible, with or without insurance, by calling Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at 423-495-4040 or toll free at 866-591-2254.

They will need to know their doctor’s name, and those with insurance will need to bring their insurance cards and a photo ID.

The Bradley County Health Department is at 201 Dooley St. SE, Cleveland, Tenn.

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