Tyler Jett (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6476
E-mail: tjett@timesfreepress.com
Tyler Jett covers the northwest Georgia region, writing about topics ranging from crime to local politics to the court system. He has been covering the area since July 2013. Tyler joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in January 2013 after graduating from the University of Florida.

Crime lab identifies body of woman found Tuesday in LaFayette, Ga.

Published Jun. 19 2019

The body of a woman found dead off Old Mineral Springs Road has been positively identified.

Attorneys release video of 87-year-old woman hit with stun gun by Chatsworth police officer

Published Jun. 18 2019

Attorneys for Martha Al-Bashara have released videos of body camera footage showing the after effects of a confrontation last year,...

Walker County Sheriff's Office trying to identify body found Tuesday in LaFayette, Ga.

Published Jun. 18 2019

Someone found a dead body off Old Mineral Springs Road in LaFayette today, and investigators are trying to identify her.


Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation shows how Hamilton County's neighborhoods are built

Published Jun. 16 2019

Attorney Danny Ellis tried to size up the president of Aztec Framing.

Rossville, Georgia, activists push for self-imposed fee to light Wilson Road

Published Jun. 14 2019

Every night when he leaves work, Bobby Davies is on edge.

Top of the Class: Howard High School's Hayle Mack breaks through after cycles of school changes

Published Jun. 12 2019

Hayle Aliese Mack never struggled with the school part. It was everything else that snagged her.

FBI arrests Hays State Prison lieutenant on smuggling charge

Published Jun. 12 2019

A Hays State Prison lieutenant will face federal charges after she allegedly tried to smuggle marijuana.

How many dash cams do North Georgia police departments have?

Published Jun. 10 2019

In Walker County, only four of 27 sheriff's office patrol cars have dash cams to capture interactions between law enforcement...

Walker County sheriff on lack of dash cams: 'If you had everything, you'd still be missing something'

Published Jun. 8 2019

Only one out of every seven Walker County patrol cars have dash cams, but Sheriff Steve Wilson said increasing video...

Walker County sheriff: Man shot after sneaking into ex-girlfriend's house

Published Jun. 6 2019

The Walker County (Georgia) Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting in Rising Fawn this morning.

Rossville, Georgia, man gets 50-year prison sentence for shootout with Walker County deputy, sergeant

Published Jun. 5 2019

Robert Eric Owenby will go to prison for 50 years after a jury convicted him today of shooting at a...

Rossville man describes getaway attempt, shootout with Walker County deputies

Published Jun. 4 2019

When a Walker County deputy flipped on his blue lights, Robert Eric Owenby quickly formed a plan of escape. It...

No video captured the shootout involving Rossville man, Walker County officers

Published Jun. 3 2019

Robert Eric Owenby ended a police chase last November when he crashed his girlfriend's Hyundai Sonata into a tree on...

Georgia's new law should clean up abandoned manufactured homes, but no movement locally so far

Published Jun. 3 2019

A new Georgia law is supposed to solve the free-for-all, Wild West problems of old manufactured homes. But so far,...

In response to racial discrimination suit, Georgia agency claims employee created hostile work environment

Published May. 28 2019

After a former director filed a claim of racial discrimination, leaders at Georgia's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council said Nicole Jenkins...

Activist says North Georgia lawmakers are 'drinking the Kool-Aid' by supporting Speaker David Ralston

Published May. 23 2019

A conservative activist who investigated Georgia House Speaker David Ralston said local lawmakers who continue to support the powerful Republican...

Two members of Ghostface Gangsters found guilty by Georgia jury

Published May. 22 2019

A jury convicted two men Wednesday night of recruiting members to a local gang.

'Beat-in' on display in Walker County Ghostface Gangsters trial

Published May. 21 2019

Four men stood shirtless in a wooded backyard. One spread his legs, squatted deep and sprung into a crouch. Then,...

'Nobody was forced to do anything,' defense argues at start of Walker County, Georgia trial of accused Ghostface Gang leaders

Published May. 20 2019

Defense attorney Tom Weldon asked his client to rise Monday afternoon.

'A perfect opportunity': Georgia officials hope new aquaponics garden at Dalton youth detention center will inspire teens

Published May. 20 2019

Next to a chain-link fence topped with rings of barbed wire, some Georgia officials walked into a greenhouse Monday afternoon,...