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.

Dalton students contend with internet trolls, conspiracy theorists after gun incident

Published Mar. 6 2018

Just a few hours after hiding from what was thought to be a school shooter, David Garcia and his classmates...

Dalton High School teacher waives right to first appearance before magistrate

Published Mar. 1 2018

The teacher who allegedly barricaded himself in a classroom at Dalton High School on Wednesday and fired a shot out...

Teacher accused of firing gun in Dalton High School may be mentally ill [photos, videos, documents]

Published Mar. 1 2018

DJ Cross' freshman English teacher started to read "Romeo and Juliet" on Wednesday morning, the part where Juliet learns she's...

Survivor of Florida school shooting speaks out after Dalton incident

Published Feb. 28 2018

Just hours after a Dalton teacher barricaded himself in a classroom and fired a handgun out a window, survivors of...

Dalton High School teacher allegedly fired gun in classroom [photos, video, documents]

Published Feb. 28 2018

Dalton police officers say they have taken into custody a teacher who was barricaded in a classroom after reports of...

Duo facing dozens of charges for counterfeit credit card fraud

Published Feb. 27 2018

Two men face a litany of charges that have been added onto a pile of existing charges after being found...

Chattanooga police identify suspect in Hamilton Place riot incident

Published Feb. 26 2018

Chattanooga police have identified a suspect in the aggravated riot incident that forced the evacuation of Hamilton Place mall as...

Police respond in force to reports of shots fired at Hamilton Place Mall [photos, video]

Published Feb. 24 2018

Police are currently investigating reports of shots fired at Hamilton Place mall. The area is locked down according to people...

Former Economy Inn residents moving on more than a week after motel condemned [photos]

Published Feb. 24 2018

It's been 10 days since the Economy Inn on Brainerd Road was shut down, but the motel's former tenants are...

Chattanooga Public Library hosts ACLU of Tennessee forum

Published Feb. 23 2018

The head of the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee paid a visit to Chattanooga on Thursday night, walking a...

Group gathers for rally after fatal Southside Social shooting

Published Feb. 21 2018

A small group gathered on the steps of the Hamilton County Courthouse on Wednesday afternoon for a pop-up rally after...

As slain woman's family grieves, Southside Social owner, police explore security upgrades

Published Feb. 21 2018

The family of 21-year-old Cachet Peterson is in the midst of mourning and making preparations for her funeral, but they're...


Southside Social owner says Chattanooga needs to tackle violence

Published Feb. 20 2018

The Southside Social remains closed after a woman was fatally shot near an apparent drive-by, and now its owner said...

Police still looking for homicide suspect in Southside Social drive-by shooting

Published Feb. 19 2018

Police are still on the lookout for the suspect involved in an apparent drive-by shooting.

Local school officials reassure community in wake of deadly Florida shooting

Published Feb. 16 2018

The threat of a school shooter is palpable to local school administrators and teachers who reflected on their own preparedness...

White supremacist group erases online presence after planning community in Meigs County, Tenn.

Published Feb. 15 2018

A white supremacist group that had aims to move into Southeast Tennessee has removed most online traces of itself several...

More than 800 calls to police lead to abrupt shutdown of Economy Inn [documents, photos]

Published Feb. 14 2018

Dozens of families jogged in and out of the rain in the parking lot of the Economy Inn on Brainerd...

Chattanooga man charged with attempted first-degree murder

Published Feb. 12 2018

A 25-year-old man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder.

White supremacists may be eyeing Meigs County

Published Feb. 11 2018

On a cold January afternoon, Christy Kecskes fried bacon in her kitchen. Grease sizzled and popped in the pan as...

Father to the Fatherless says it's here to stay

Published Feb. 10 2018

The city of Chattanooga may not have any money flowing toward support services for the Violence Reduction Initiative, but the...