Once again, charges dropped against Chattanooga murder suspect

Once again, charges dropped against Chattanooga murder suspect

July 16th, 2015 by Kate Belz in Local Regional News

Investigators with the Chattanooga Police Department Violent Crimes Unit have arrested and charged Chester A. Phelps, 19, with criminal homicide, tampering with evidence and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Investigators with the Chattanooga Police Department Violent Crimes...

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For the second time in two weeks, homicide charges were dropped against a Hamilton County murder suspect after the district attorney said there was not enough evidence to prosecute the case.

District Attorney Neil Pinkston filed a motion Thursday to have criminal homicide charges against Chester Phelps, 19, who was arrested in June for the 2014 slaying of Charles J. King.

Last week, the DA also dismissed charges against Bruce Stevenson, who had been charged in the murder of elementary school volunteer Rosa Chatman.

Stay with the Times Free Press as this story develops.


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