published Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Chattanooga police: Naked man critical after beating

A man remains in critical condition at Erlanger hospital after he was found earlier this week naked in a pool of blood outside a Motel 6.

Garner Lee Isbill sustained injuries to his face and head at the motel located at 7707 Lee Highway on Monday, according to an Chattanooga police arrest report.

Jenifer R. Streeval, 32, of Chattanooga, was charged Wednesday with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault. She told police she heard Isbill inappropriately touched her daughter, who is about 4 years old. The report said she responded by punching Isbill in the face until he bled, then grabbed him by the belt buckle and dragged him down a flight of concrete stairs to the parking lot.

Police interviewed another witness who said they watched a man also stomp on Isbill in the parking lot.

According to police, Streeval never contacted authorities to report any allegations of molestation. She told police that a woman came to her room at the motel and said "a man had rubbed her [daughter's] arm and touched her diaper," according to the report.

Management at the Motel 6 declined to comment on Wednesday and no one answered at Room 113, which was Streeval's room, according to the arrest report.

Streeval's bond is set at $75,000 and police said they're still looking for at least one other suspect involved in the beating. Family services is interviewing the child, authorities said.

Streeval is scheduled to appear May 3 before Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge Christine Sell. She also has a pending criminal case for aggravated domestic assault, according to court records.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call Chattanooga Police Department at 423-698-2525 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 423-698-3333.

Staff writer Kate Harrison contributed to this report.

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