Walker County man accused in shooting - and more Chattanooga region news

Walker County man accused in shooting - and more Chattanooga region news

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

Walker County man accused in shooting

WALKER COUNTY, GA. - Carlos Terrell, 28, is scheduled to appear in court today on attempted murder charges stemming from a May 9 shooting.

Officers arrested Terrell in Walker County, Ga., for allegedly firing a gunshot into the leg of Michael Daniels after an argument that afternoon. Daniels went to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Terrell also faces charges of aggravated assault, illegal possession of a firearm and aggravated trespassing.

Meth lab bust sickens 4 officers

PELHAM, Ala. - Pelham police said four officers who became sick after busting a suspected meth lab have been treated at a local hospital and released.

Police Lt. David Rushton said officers were ordered to pick up a juvenile from a motel room Monday evening and began smelling fumes wafting from the bathroom.

Authorities said officers opened the door and discovered an active meth lab. Police began evacuating nearby rooms in the motel.

Police said a hazmat crew helped decontaminate the officers and the occupants of the motel room, who have not been identified. Authorities said a police dog that came into contact with the fumes also was held for observation.

The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force dismantled the lab and is investigating.

Two arrestedon drug charges

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. - The Jackson County, Ala., sheriff's office said that a Monday search of a residence on Alabama Highway 79 in Scottsboro led to the arrest of two people on drug charges.

Riley Blake Sanders, 22, was charged with possession of marijuana first-degree and Lauren Nicole McGaugh, 20, was charged with possession of marijuana second-degree and unlawful possession of controlled substances. They are both from Scottsboro.

The two are in the Jackson County Jail. Sanders has a bond set at $2,500 and McGaugh's bond is set at $4,000.

UT Foundation leader retiring

KNOXVILLE - The president of the University of Tennessee's fundraising arm is retiring after less than two years on the job.

The state's flagship public university said in a release Monday that Johnnie Ray, head of the UT Foundation and vice president for deployment and alumni affairs, cited family and other priorities as factors in his decision to leave.

The foundation in May fired Bruce Downsbrough, its chief operating officer and executive vice president, after his arrest on federal child pornography charges.

The school said Lofton Stuart, a vice president of the UT Foundation, will take over while a national search for a permanent replacement is conducted.