Emmett Gienapp (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6731
E-mail: egienapp@timesfreepress.com
Emmett Gienapp covers crime and law enforcement for the Times Free Press. He has worked for the newspaper since December of 2015, and has previously reported on politics, education and the court system.

Woman charged with homicide in connection to Orange Grove van death

Published Dec. 14 2017

An Orange Grove Center employee faces criminal charges in connection with the death of a longtime patient, whose body was...

More than a dozen hospitalized after hazmat incident in Athens, Tenn.

Published Dec. 13 2017

More than a dozen people were hospitalized after an apparent hazmat incident at Mills Products Inc. in Athens, Tenn.

Corker co-sponsors gun legislation that strengthens background check system

Published Dec. 13 2017

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., has co-sponsored a piece of legislation intended to strengthen the background check system in response...


Two people arrested in Marion County on drug charges

Published Dec. 12 2017

An investigation conducted by agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrests of two Tracy City...

Police on lookout for power tool thief

Published Dec. 11 2017

Dalton police are on the lookout for a man who stole a $200 power tool from a garage Monday afternoon....

Silverdale inmate charged with sexual battery against cellmate

Published Dec. 9 2017

An inmate at the Silverdale correctional facility has been charged with assault and sexual battery after he allegedly threatened and...

Local veterans recall attack on Pearl Harbor

Published Dec. 7 2017

On the morning the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, Chattanoogan Hank Clark was enjoying the...

Authorities charge two people after finding pipe bombs in car and Trenton, Ga., home

Published Dec. 5 2017

Two people are in custody and being questioned after they were found with three pipe bombs in their car and...

Charges dropped against Whitfield County high school coach

Published Dec. 4 2017

The charges against a high school coach in Whitfield County who allegedly failed to report child abuse are being dropped.

Deadly new drug combinations discovered by TBI

Published Dec. 4 2017

Evidence submitted to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation from drug investigations has agents authorities concerned that new, deadly blends of...

Cooking fire sends woman to the hospital

Published Dec. 4 2017

A woman who fell asleep while cooking fries on her stove this morning woke up to a kitchen fire.

Meigs County drug bust results in charges

Published Dec. 1 2017

An investigation that has spanned nearly two years in Meigs County has netted 18 suspects accused of drug charges.


Dalton man charged in shooting

Published Dec. 1 2017

The Dalton Police Department has arrested Donte Elijah Jackson, 20, on charges related to a Monday night shooting.

Man arrested in connection to dozens of car burglaries in Chattanooga

Published Nov. 29 2017

A 19-year-old man has been indicted by a Hamilton County Grand Jury.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office receives grant to hire crime analysts

Published Nov. 29 2017

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond on Tuesday announced that his office will receive a $250,000 grant from the United States...

Chattanooga police officer being investigated for Facebook post

Published Nov. 29 2017

An administrative investigation has been opened into a social media post made by Lt. Craig Joel, head of property crimes...

Memorial escapee causes violent fray at nearby home

Published Nov. 28 2017

A patient who escaped from Memorial hospital ran from police into a nearby home where he fought with officers and...

Grundy County schools put on lockdown briefly

Published Nov. 27 2017

The Grundy County Herald reported public schools in the area were put on lockdown after a student was reported to...

The neighbors: Talley Road residents recount details of deadly crash

Published Nov. 21 2017

Mary Smith was upstairs when she heard the crash.

The first responders: Paramedics, police officers recall scene of crash [photos]

Published Nov. 19 2017

Note: A spokesman for the Chattanooga Fire Department said the department's firefighters couldn't comment for this story due to pending...