'Educator guilty of sexual battery' and more Chattanooga region news

'Educator guilty of sexual battery' and more Chattanooga region news

June 11th, 2013 by Staff Reports and Wire Service in Local Regional News

Christie David

Christie David

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Educator guilty of sexual battery

BRADLEY COUNTY, Tenn. - A Bradley County educator pleaded guilty Monday to sexual battery involving an underage student, according to a news release.

An investigation started last September by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Bradley County Sheriff's Office scrutinized the relationship of Christie David, 32, with a former 15-year-old male student.

David, who taught language arts at Walker Valley High School, was suspended after the allegations surfaced. David surrendered to police on the criminal charge in October.

The Bradley County grand jury indicted David last year on one count of sexual battery by an authority figure.

On Monday the judge sentenced David to one year, but suspended the sentence and ordered her to register as a sex offender with the state of Tennessee, the release said.


ATV accident injures woman

An accident involving an all-terrain vehicle left one woman in the hospital with a number of broken bones Saturday night, according to a spokeswoman for Dade County, Ga., dispatch.

The 57-year-old woman was four-wheeling on Sand Mountain at the end of Dennis Road, a heavily wooded area, when she was thrown from the vehicle. First responders found her in the middle of the highway.

The dispatcher said the woman suffered a broken arm and possibly a broken clavicle and ribs. The woman was transported to Erlanger via Life Force.


3 plead guilty in beating

Three former Knoxville Police officers have pleaded guilty to beating a homeless man.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that Jeremy Jinnett, Ty Compton and Chris Whitfield entered their pleas Monday in Knox County Criminal Court.

The officers were called to a disturbance in February that Michael Mallicoat was yelling and waving his arms erratically. Prosecutors say the officers struck Mallicoat with their fists, stood on him, kicked him, hogtied him and dropped him.


Arraignment set for Barron

Former state Sen. Lowell Barron and an aide from this last campaign are scheduled for arraignment June 24 in Fort Payne.

Court records show Circuit Judge Randall Cole set the 9 a.m. hearing for the Fyffe Democrat and former aide Rhonda Jill Johnson of Scottsboro. They were indicted in April on six ethics and campaign finance charges stemming from Barron's unsuccessful re-election campaign in 2010.