Red Bank police have charged a suspect in the robbery and slaying of a local resident over the weekend.
Jeremy Reinig, 27, was charged at 1 a.m. Sunday with criminal homicide and especially aggravated burglary, jail records show. He was ordered held without bond in the Hamilton County Jail on the homicide charge.
Reinig is suspected in the death of Jordan Collins, 27, whose body was found about 8 a.m. Saturday after Red Bank police were called to his home at 3710 Redding Road.
On Saturday, Red Bank Detective Sgt. Dan Knight said there were signs of a break-in and robbery at the house and that police were questioning three people.
Knight could not be reached Sunday, and police made no statement.
Jail records list Reinig as homeless. He did not appear to have any prior convictions in Hamilton County courts.
On Sunday evening, Collins' parents, Michael and Leslie, who live in Falling Water, declined to make a statement about the arrest but released a statement to local media.
"First, they would like to thank their family and friends in the Falling Water community and those from around the Chattanooga area for the outpouring of love and support they have received since the news of their son Jordan's passing became known. In addition, they want to thank the men and women of the Red Bank Police Department for their tireless efforts as they continue to work this case and bring the individual or individuals responsible for this heinous act to justice.
"This has been and will continue to be a very difficult time for everyone who cared about Jordan, especially his parents and grandparents. Jordan was a loving son and grandson and he will be missed by all those who knew him. It is difficult to try and understand why something so senseless like this has to happen but the family will continue to place their faith in God and to lean on Him for peace and comfort.
"The family respectfully requests that their right to privacy be honored as they continue to mourn the loss of their son but to also celebrate his life over the coming days."