Wanted man surrenders to authorities

Wanted man surrenders to authorities

April 8th, 2009 in Local - Breaking News

Freddie Grady Smith, who was wanted in connection with an aggravated assault Saturday night, turned himself in to authorities today just after 4 p.m., Chattanooga police said.

Officers were called to 4217 12th Ave. around 7:30 p.m. Saturday after receiving a call about shots fired, according to Sgt. Jerri Weary, spokeswoman for the Chattanooga police department. Once on the scene, police spoke to Charles Vandergriff, who told them he'd been in an argument with his ex-girlfriend and her uncle, Mr. Smith, Sgt. Weary said.

During the argument, Mr. Smith got his gun, fired shots at Mr. Vandergriff and retreated to his home, she said. When the SWAT team arrived, Mr. Smith was not there, according to Sgt. Weary.

Mr. Smith's criminal history includes two charges for attempted first-degree murder and several assault charges, Sgt. Weary said. His bond was not known late tonight.