LaDarius Price drops out of Chattanooga council race after complaints he lives outside the city

Staff photo by Doug Strickland / Nonprofit community outreach manager LaDarius Price speaks during a meeting to discuss a Faith-Based Health and Wellness Council at Cempa Community Care Center on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

A candidate has dropped out of the Chattanooga City Council race after complaints were lodged against him, raising questions about whether he even lived in the city.

According to a document filed with the Hamilton County Election Commission on Thursday afternoon, nonprofit outreach coordinator LaDarius Price withdrew from the District 5 council race, which he entered late this past summer, after officials began to look into his residency.

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Last week, Price was accused of faking his residency to run in the district for the March 2021 election due to evidence found on his social media and provided by his apparent landlord which all suggested he actually lives in Ooltewah, outside of Chattanooga, or he did until very recently.