Former Chattanooga Councilman Oglesby accused of theft from two supermarkets turns himself in, released

Former Chattanooga City Councilman Erskine Oglesby turned himself in to the Silverdale Detention Center last week on an additional theft charge, according to a Wednesday arrest report by Chattanooga police.

Oglesby, 67, was released on his own recognizance, according to Hamilton County General Sessions Court officials, although they were not able to provide information about when he was released.

He was charged with a single count of theft under $1,000 after a loss prevention manager at the Food City at 3801 Tennessee Ave. told police she had identified Oglesby as a suspect in 22 separate theft incidents.

Oglesby had previously turned himself in on April 19 after two warrants were issued for his arrest related to two separate thefts of steaks at Walmart on Cummings Highway.

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