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.

Excessive force claim against trooper who pulled woman into ditch dismissed [video]

Published Aug. 15 2018

A federal judge has dismissed an excessive force lawsuit against a Georgia State Patrol trooper, arguing he didn't do much...

Georgia congressional candidate sentenced to six months in jail

Published Aug. 14 2018

A congressional candidate for northwest Georgia will be in a jail cell from now through election day.

Police shoot 87-year-old woman with stun gun in Chatsworth, Georgia [audio]

Published Aug. 14 2018

A Chatsworth, Georgia, police officer shocked an 87-year-old woman with a stun gun last week after she refused to drop...


Woman facing additional charges for allegedly running over sheriff's major

Published Aug. 14 2018

Lora Leeanne Wooten, the woman who led a police chase and allegedly ran over Dade County Sheriff's Office Major...

Hoping to make downtown prettier, the Rossville City Council passes sweeping zoning change [document]

Published Aug. 13 2018

The Rossville City Council approved a plan Monday night that Mayor Teddy Harris believes could give the community a North...

With slight tax bump, Walker County commissioner hopes for less drama

Published Aug. 12 2018

The first time Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield unveiled a budget, the clerk of courts announced Whitfield broke the law...

Charges dropped against woman who made false 911 report leading to fatal shooting

Published Aug. 10 2018

Without law enforcement or the victim's family present, Walker County's state court judge dismissed a case against a woman whose...

Catoosa County commissioners consider career academy location

Published Aug. 8 2018

Catoosa County Schools Superintendent Denia Reese thinks she's found the right spot for the district's planned new high school.

Georgia congressional candidate convicted of DUI

Published Aug. 8 2018

Steven Lamar Foster, who is running as a Democrat for Congress, was convicted of driving under the influence in Whitfield...

Catoosa County's biggest boost in money? Its lower-level court

Published Aug. 7 2018

Catoosa County's lower-level court is finally bringing in the money commissioners originally hoped for.

Dade County sheriff's major hit, loses leg in high-speed chase

Published Aug. 7 2018

A man and woman driving away from several law enforcement agencies hit Dade County Sheriff's Office Major Tommy Bradford this...

Lee won with a 'stiletto and not a meat ax'

Published Aug. 6 2018

By the time they shifted attention to him, Bill Lee was ready.


GBI investigating after officer fired multiple shots at tractor trailer

Published Aug. 5 2018

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into an incident in which a tractor trailer crashed into a Ringgold patrol...

Catoosa County schools budget sees boost in teacher spending

Published Aug. 2 2018

Catoosa County Schools' local pay rate for teachers is going up for the first time in years. How long has...

In Dalton, candidate for governor Stacey Abrams touts pro-immigrant policies

Published Aug. 1 2018

Democratic candidate for Georgia governor Stacey Abrams said Wednesday night that a program of the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office "terrorizes...

Cloud Springs Lodge in court fight to stay open

Published Jul. 31 2018

On a typical day, the stairs at the Cloud Springs Lodge may not seem so bad.

Missouri man charged with child molestation in Walker County

Published Jul. 30 2018

LaFayette, Ga., police arrested a Missouri man earlier this month on charges of aggravated child molestation and aggravated sodomy.

LaFayette man charged with drugging, raping woman

Published Jul. 30 2018

The Walker County Sheriff's Office arrested a man earlier this month on charges of drugging and raping a woman.

Chattooga County fire ruled arson

Published Jul. 30 2018

Investigators say a fire that erupted inside a manufactured home in Chattooga County last week was started intentionally.

Chickamauga, Trion, Dade County lead way in North Georgia school assessments

Published Jul. 27 2018

Dade County, Georgia, third-graders improved on math and reading by more than 10 percentage points this year, according to new...