Charges against man in Chattanooga officer shooting, separate robbery sent to grand jury

photo Celvin Houston

A 39-year-old Chattanooga man saw charges of attempted murder in two separate incidents sent to the grand jury after a hearing Tuesday.

Celvin "Squeaky" Houston is charged in the shooting of Chattanooga police Officer William McMillan in early March.

The officer was responding to a call at East Lake Courts, where he encountered Houston.

Prosecutor Lance Pope alleges that Houston shot McMillan and fled.

Houston left his cellphone at the scene, which made it easier to find him, according to police.

McMillan sustained gunshot wounds to his thigh, groin and buttock. They were not life-threatening.

Collegedale Judge Kevin Wilson sat in place of Judge Christie Mahn Sell.