Convicted killer Stephen "Dollar Bill" Mobley faces new homicide charge

Convicted killer Stephen "Dollar Bill" Mobley faces new homicide charge

July 11th, 2013 by Beth Burger in Local Regional News

Stephen Mobley

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A Chattanooga man who already was convicted of manslaughter now faces a homicide charge in a 2012 slaying.

Local police recently arrested 29-year-old Stephen "Dollar Bill" Mobley, who remains at the Hamilton County Jail on a $810,000 bond.

Mobley is accused of killing 29-year-old Gregory Watkins at a gas station on Brainerd Road on June 1, 2012.

Eyewitnesses told police they watched Mobley approach the driver's side of a Toyota sedan Watkins was in and open fire.

Watkins died from gunshot wounds to the chest.

A second person, Lashonda Gonzalez, was wounded, according to a Chattanooga Police Department arrest report.

Police initially arrested 23-year-old Stephen Hill and charged him with Watkins' death. Court records show the case later was dismissed because of a lack of proof.

Mobley previously was convicted in a 2005 homicide case involving 20-year-old Elton Deandra Hall, who was shot and killed at College Hill Courts, court records show. He was sentenced to six years on a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter and released in June 2010, state records show.

Mobley now faces charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault and unlicensed carrying or possessing of a weapon.

His next court date is July 16 before Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge Christine Sell.

Contact staff writer Beth Burger at bburger@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6406. Follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/abburger.