Catoosa sheriff's son pleads guilty to false 911 call

Catoosa sheriff's son pleads guilty to false 911 call

August 24th, 2011 by Joy Lukachick Smith in Local - Breaking News

Jeremy Phillips Summer, 28, son of Catoosa County Sheriff Phil Summers, has been arrested at least five times in Tennessee.

The Catoosa County sheriff's son has pleaded guilty to prank calling 911 last Halloween and reporting a shooter on the loose in downtown Chattanooga.

Jeremy Summers, 28, pled guilty in Hamilton County Criminal Court on Tuesday, and Judge Barry Steelman sentenced him to serve three years in jail.

But since this is Summers' first felony conviction, he will be allowed to serve the rest of his sentence on probation, Hamilton County Executive Assistant District Attorney Neal Pinkston said.

Summers already has served about 6 months on the false report and misuse of 911 services charges, Pinkston said. He said Summers will be allowed to serve his probation in Georgia if he wishes.

Summers, the son of Sheriff Phil Summers, has been arrested at least five times in Tennessee, court records show.

He was taken back to jail on July 29 on a charge of failing to appear in court. The court hearing was for the charges after he called 911 on Oct. 31 saying a shooter was on the loose near Buehler's Market in Chattanooga.

Summers has been charged multiple times with driving under the influence and, in 2006, with burglary of an auto and vandalism, records show. He later pled guilty to vandalism, a misdemeanor charge.