Tyler Jett (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6476
E-mail: tjett@timesfreepress.com
Tyler Jett covers the northwest Georgia region, writing about topics ranging from crime to local politics to the court system. He has been covering the area since July 2013. Tyler joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in January 2013 after graduating from the University of Florida.

Ringgold, Ga., mayor says he didn't know his own city's charter had changed

Published May. 23 2017

Ringgold, Ga.'s mayor wants to undo a charter change that he says he didn't know about.

Man found dead after 'relationship' with girlfriend in Big Lots parking lot

Published May. 22 2017

Police do not plan to file any criminal charges related to the death of a man found in a van...

Long, tangled court history for Walker County officer, son before shooting

Published May. 21 2017

Police arrested Patrick Lance Wooten for shoving his wife to the ground in August, hitting his father in January, pushing...


LaFayette man pleads guilty to killing wife, keeping her in the bed for more than a day

Published May. 20 2017

A LaFayette, Ga., man accused of killing his wife and trying to hide her death pleaded guilty Thursday.

With luxury resort announcement, Shannon Whitfield upsets campaign team

Published May. 19 2017

Some of Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield's most active supporters feel betrayed by his decision to back a pricey new...

North Georgia district attorney's son charged for uploading revenge porn

Published May. 19 2017

District Attorney Bert Poston's son allegedly put his ex girlfriend's naked pictures online after they broke up.

Pharmacy cashier found not guilty in theft case

Published May. 19 2017

A Walker County, Ga., jury on Thursday exonerated Sharon Gregg on a charge of stealing from her bosses.

Judge leaves decision on pharmacy theft to jury

Published May. 18 2017

Judge Don Thompson rejected a motion Wednesday that he, rather than a jury, issue a verdict in a pharmacy theft...

Rossville pharmacy theft case centers on 'open till' argument

Published May. 17 2017

For about two weeks, Judy Grimmett said, she watched her husband's pharmacy through the eyes of their new, $3,000 security...

Developer hopes to breathe life into Lookout Mountain luxury hotel project [photos]

Published May. 14 2017

In 2015, a Hamilton County jury and judge awarded Horton $32 million after he accused a former business partner and...

After shooting threat, Ridgeland High School student arrested

Published May. 12 2017

A call came to Ridgeland High School soon after 11 a.m. Wednesday, warning that someone was going to shoot the...

Testimony: Before father killed him, Patrick Wooten attacked daughter, mother

Published May. 11 2017

Before his father shot him in the chest and killed him, Patrick Lance Wooten "abused and frightened" his own 7-year-old...


After funny money investigation, Fort Oglethorpe maintenance man retires

Published May. 11 2017

A Fort Oglethorpe maintenance worker is retiring from the city after a police investigation into his alleged use of counterfeit...

Walker County school honored for environmental-focused, outdoors education

Published May. 10 2017

In the forest off South Burnt Mill Road, one boy straddled an arching tree Tuesday morning, boasting about the $1...

Records: Detentions officer, son had history of conflict leading up to shooting

Published May. 9 2017

Nevertheless, the GBI charged Pat Wooten with malice murder, and he is being held without bond at the Catoosa County...

Walker County detention officer allegedly shoots, kills son after argument

Published May. 7 2017

A Walker County, Ga., detention officer was arrested Saturday on a charge of murdering his son.

Activists protest Tennessee's new 'natural and ordinary meaning' law

Published May. 7 2017

Protesting a state law they believe attacks LGBTQ rights, a group of about 20 people gathered in the rain at...

Walker County corrections officer charged with murder in shooting death of his son

Published May. 6 2017

A Walker County Sheriff's Office corrections officer shot and killed his son this afternoon, sources say.

Catoosa County Commission investigates financial records of Ringgold Youth Sports Association

Published May. 6 2017

In a dispute over a travel basketball team, the Catoosa County (Ga.) Commission has asked to review the Ringgold Youth...

Parents, students question Bledsoe County school board's decision to cut band, music programs

Published May. 5 2017

Just as at the end of every semester, the Bledsoe County High School band will play in the gym tonight...