A 49-year-old man remains in jail on a $200,000 bond after Chattanooga police say he punched and choked a woman to death at a residence inside the Emma Wheeler public housing complex.
Michael L. Crumpton, of Chattanooga, was arrested on a charge of criminal homicide early Wednesday after 42-year-old Victoria Godwin was taken to Erlanger hospital, where she was pronounced dead upon arrival.
At 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to a call at Godwin's residence at 4931 Woodlandview Circle, where she was found unresponsive on the floor. Police believe she died as a result of the injuries but a medical examiner's report is pending.
Witnesses told police they heard a loud argument coming from leaving.
According to police, Crumpton reportedly became involved in an argument with the victim over grease spilled while cooking.
For complete details, see tomorrow's Times Free Press.