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.

Hamilton, Shelby and Davidson Counties receive lowest TVAAS score

Published Sep. 19 2017

Hamilton County Schools is one of three major Tennessee school systems that received the lowest possible composite score on an...

Body found in van at East Ridge gas station identified

Published Sep. 19 2017

East Ridge police have identified the man found dead inside a van.

New Chattanooga Police Chief David Roddy outlines plans for department

Published Sep. 19 2017

The department Chattanooga Police Chief David Roddy envisions is one that uses technology, community relationships and focused deterrence to target...

Trump nominates former West Tennessee U.S. marshal to take over East Tennessee

Published Sep. 16 2017

President Donald Trump's pick for U.S. marshal is already well familiar with the demands of the job, having held the...

Man faces 20 charges after police chase in Soddy Daisy

Published Sep. 15 2017

A Chattanooga man racked up 20 charges after leading police on a high speed car chase.

New Life Job Fair offers a reset button to convicted felons

Published Sep. 15 2017

The American Job Center on Brainerd Road was a flurry of activity Thursday morning as career development professionals worked with...

Man's death is Hamilton County's sixth officer-involved shooting this year [photos]

Published Sep. 13 2017

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of Brian Allen, 48, who was fatally injured in a Monday...

Wacker chemical plant sees third incident in two weeks

Published Sep. 12 2017

Alarms went off for the third time in two weeks at the Wacker Chemical Plant.

Hamilton County Schools receive lowest possible score on state education standard

Published Sep. 12 2017

Hamilton County Schools again received the lowest possible composite score on an annual state assessment that measures student growth, a...

New Life Job Fair offers career opportunities to ex-offenders

Published Sep. 11 2017

One of the most difficult parts of re-entering society for convicted felons can be finding a way to earn a...

Emergency response agencies prep for Ironman

Published Sep. 8 2017

Local, state and federal emergency response agencies have been cooking up event plans for almost two years.

Police chief highlights department priorities at community meetings

Published Sep. 8 2017

When he took the job as Chattanooga's police chief, David Roddy said he wanted to continue building community relationships, and...


Chattanooga police tackle mixed bag of crime over Labor Day weekend

Published Sep. 7 2017

Criminal activity over the Labor Day weekend was a mixed bag for the Chattanooga Police Department with a handful of...

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office adds K9 tracker from Slovakia [photos]

Published Sep. 5 2017

The latest four-legged addition to the Hamilton County County Sheriff's Office K9 unit has her own passport.

Local nonprofit group receives state grant for pre-arrest diversion effort

Published Sep. 5 2017

A local nonprofit organization will be getting a $350,000 shot in the arm from Tennessee government as part of a...

Some local agencies welcome surplus military equipment

Published Sep. 3 2017

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond will seek to obtain surplus military equipment for his deputies after the Trump administration lifted...

Hamilton County Commission hears presentation on future jail needs

Published Aug. 31 2017

A presentation given Wednesday morning by a county task force to the Hamilton County Commission about future jail needs confirmed...

Hamilton County Commission to discuss future jail needs

Published Aug. 30 2017

A county task force on corrections recently completed a study on the county's future jail needs and will present the...

Coppinger: Proposed Silverdale expansion will ease downtown jail overcrowding

Published Aug. 30 2017

Part of the $180 million bond issue Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger announced Tuesday will be allocated for the expansion...

Coppinger says Silverdale expansion will relieve downtown jail

Published Aug. 29 2017

Part of the $180 million bond issue Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger announced Tuesday will be allocated for the expansion...