Region Digest: Man falls 40 feet at construction site

Region Digest: Man falls 40 feet at construction site

September 23rd, 2017 by Staff Reports in Local Regional News

CHATTANOOGA

Murder suspect in custody

A Chattanooga man on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's top 10 most wanted list has been captured.

Demetrius Buchanan, 23, was arrested Friday by Chattanooga police on first-degree murder and other charges in the death of Langdon Strickland, 33. Strickland died in a drive-by shooting in the 500 block of South Kelly Street in August.

Buchanan has prior charges of drug and weapons possession. He is scheduled to appear before General Sessions Judge Alex McVeagh on Wednesday.

Tips lead to arrest

Members of the North Chattanooga community and the Chattanooga Police Department worked together to arrest a man suspected of burglarizing cars around the 1100 block of Fairmont Street.

Tips from community members led police to Rickey LeBron Davis, 31, who is believed to be responsible for eight burglaries in the area, according to a news release.

The release said Davis had an extensive history of theft charges in Hamilton County and may be connected to other burglaries.

EAST RIDGE

Man falls 40 feet

A man was hospitalized after falling 40 feet into a hole at a construction site on Friday, authorities said.

East Ridge emergency crews were called to Frawley Road and asked the Chattanooga Fire Department to provide additional manpower and equipment, according to a release from the East Ridge Fire Department.

Rescuers contacted the victim and the Chattanooga Fire Department set up ropes and specialized equipment to pull the man from the confined space.

Once freed, the man was taken by Life Force to Erlanger hospital. The victim's name was not released.

CLEVELAND, Tenn.

Woman indicted on drug charge

A Cleveland, Tenn., woman was indicted in federal court Friday on a charge of drug possession, according to the Bradley County Sheriff's Office.

A news release said the sheriff's drug enforcement unit made a traffic stop on Interstate 75 and found Toni Danille Watson with more than 500 grams of methamphetamine. She was charged with possession with intent to distribute, the release stated. Detectives also found drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, including baggies and scales.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the ongoing investigation.

CANTON, Ga.

Horse shot, killed

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office says an 8-year-old horse was shot in the head and killed sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Friday at The Stables at Union Hill.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported the horse's owner offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the shooter's arrest of the shooter.

The Cherokee Marshal's Office is investigating the crime as an animal cruelty case. Anyone with information is asked to call 678-493-6203.


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