Chattanooga radio host Jeff Styles arrested after getting shot on Highway 153

Jeff Styles, WGOW-FM radio show host and avid outdoorsman, poses near his home on Lewis Chapel Mountain.
photo Jeff Styles

A Chattanooga radio show host was arrested after he was shot in a road rage incident on Highway 153 Friday evening, according to a release from the Chattanooga Police Department.

Jeff Styles, 57, is a 26-year veteran host of the radio program "The Morning Press" on WGOW-FM. He was shot in his right arm after he approached the vehicle of Nickolas Bullington, 35, and struck the front windshield with a tomahawk style weapon, according to the release.

Bullington fired a single round that struck Styles in the right arm, according to the release. Bullington left the scene before calling 9-1-1 and met with police officers in a different location.

Styles was transported to a local hospital for treatment and later arrested Saturday on charges of aggravated assault and vandalism.

Styles told the Times Free Press that he had no comment but that he "can't wait to get the facts out."

Members of the Violent Crime Bureau are actively investigating the incident, according to the release.