Emmett Gienapp (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6731
E-mail: egienapp@timesfreepress.com
Emmett Gienapp covers crime and law enforcement for the Times Free Press. He has worked for the newspaper since December of 2015, and has previously reported on politics, education and the court system.

Man arrested for following 14-year-old girl around Target and taking pictures of her

Published Jun. 28 2018

A Chattanooga man is in police custody after he allegedly followed a 14-year-old girl around a Target store, taking photos...

City lays out plans for three navigator positions

Published Jun. 27 2018

Chattanooga city officials have changed plans for hiring three "re-entry navigators," telling city council members Tuesday the new employees would...

Radio host Jeff Styles placed on leave after road rage incident

Published Jun. 25 2018

Chattanooga radio host Jeff Styles is on leave from the radio station.


Attorney statement questions officers watching as man and cop got into fight

Published Jun. 20 2018

Georgia and Tennessee criminal defense attorney McCracken Poston released a statement regarding the viral video that appears to show his...

Suspect arrested after officer-involved shooting

Published Jun. 20 2018

A suspect has been arrested following an officer-involved shooting on June 16 in Chattanooga.

Court records identify second suspect in 2009 cold case

Published Jun. 15 2018

Court records show 23-year-old Angel Bumpass is the second person who prosecutors believe was involved in a 2009 cold case...

Navy divers make a splash at Tennessee Aquarium

Published Jun. 15 2018

A small crowd of children sat in the dark at the Tennessee Aquarium on Tuesday, faces pressed against the thick...

Reports of domestic violence drop in Tennessee

Published Jun. 14 2018

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released its annual report on domestic violence, which shows the number of reported incidents...

Berean Academy valedictorian Kobea Reynolds eyes future

Published Jun. 14 2018

In eighth grade, Kobea Reynolds wasn't satisfied with having the second-best grades in her class.

Chattanooga officials make case for hiring re-entry navigators

Published Jun. 13 2018

Chattanooga city officials made their case before the city council Tuesday about Mayor Berke's proposal to hire three "re-entry navigators"...

Proposed budget revives plan to relocate Moccasin Bend firing range

Published Jun. 11 2018

The city's budget for the next fiscal year shows new signs of life in the effort to relocate a law...

Guns again prohibited at Chattanooga's Riverbend Festival

Published Jun. 8 2018

Three years after legislators passed a guns-in-parks law to allow licensed carriers to bring their handguns into events such as...


New tools may give Chattanooga police edge in active shooter incidents

Published Jun. 8 2018

If a craftsman is only as good as his tools, 10 local law enforcement agencies just became a little better...

Shootings, burglary and fraud highlight busy weekend in Chattanooga

Published Jun. 4 2018

Local law enforcement agencies kept busy over weekend, rounding up alleged shooting suspects, burglars and a man who police say...

Man arrested on drug, firearm charges

Published Jun. 1 2018

A man is facing several charges after he was pulled over with drugs packaged for resale and stored in the...

Man arrested on rape charge

Published Jun. 1 2018

A Chattanooga man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly raped a woman earlier this week.

Chattanooga's New Life Job Fair offers second chance to felons

Published Jun. 1 2018

Two dozen convicted felons and ex-offenders packed into a handful of meeting rooms at the American Job Center off Brainerd...

Apparent Tuesday morning shooting caps busy holiday weekend for Chattanooga police

Published May. 30 2018

An apparent shooting Tuesday morning capped a busy weekend for Chattanooga police officers who responded to two other shootings around...

Two men found with multiple firearms, large amount of marijuana in Chattanooga

Published May. 29 2018

Two men are facing a litany of charges after officers arrested them for trespassing in a vacant home with multiple...

Three men arrested with drugs, firearms

Published May. 29 2018

Three men were arrested after officers found them in possession of multiple firearms and a bag of marijuana at the...