Zack Peterson (Reporter)

Phone: 423-756-6900
E-mail: zpeterson@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
Zack is a Floridian who graduated Magna Sum Laude from the University of Florida before interning at the Tampa Bay Times. He's also worked at the Valley News in Lebanon, N.H., and the Gainesville Sun in Florida. He covers courts for the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Chattanooga man receives 15-year sentence in plea agreement for 2016 club shooting

Published Jun. 19 2019

A Chattanooga man pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in connection with a 2016 club shooting and agreed to a 15-year...

Attorney asks judge to suppress evidence in fatal Highway 111 crash involving former Hamilton County reserve deputy

Published Jun. 18 2019

An attorney for a former Hamilton County reserve deputy accused of being under the influence during a fatal car wreck...

Chattanooga woman sentenced to 25 years for man's 2016 overdose death

Published Jun. 17 2019

A 38-year-old woman charged with second-degree murder and the unlawful sale of fentanyl in a man's 2016 fatal overdose received...


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Settlement could be on the way in 2018 Chattanooga traffic stop beating lawsuit

Published Jun. 14 2019

Attorneys have agreed to mediate in an alleged police brutality lawsuit brought earlier this year by a 37-year-old man who...

Top of the Class: McCallie graduate sends thank-you notes to everyone who has helped him

Published Jun. 14 2019

This fall, 18-year-old Harrison Stuart will attend Vanderbilt University, where he hopes to either study economics or enter a pre-medicine...

Judge denies post-conviction petition by Unjolee Moore for second time; attorney says he plans to appeal

Published Jun. 13 2019

A judge has dismissed a 33-year-old man's post-conviction petition in a 2010 robbery-turned-murder for a second time, but Unjolee Moore's...

Defense attorney says Waffle House shooting of officer and civilian was accidental

Published Jun. 11 2019

A defense attorney for the 26-year-old woman charged in a shooting incident that injured a Chattanooga police officer and a...

District Attorney Neal Pinkston honored by Chattanoooga-Hamilton County NAACP

Published Jun. 10 2019

Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston has been awarded the local NAACP's Thurgood Marshall Award in the area of law...

Lawsuit says Graysville police arrested a Rhea County man on warrants that hadn't been approved by a judge

Published Jun. 7 2019

A Rhea County, Tennessee, citizen says Graysville police officers arrested him on warrants that hadn't been approved by a judge...

Chattanooga area prosecutors say law allows them to prosecute domestic violence cases involving gay couples as Coffee County DA comes under fire for saying he won't

Published Jun. 6 2019

After reports that Coffee County, Tennessee, District Attorney Craig Northcott said he would not enforce domestic violence laws for people...

Mississippi investigative journalist details work on civil rights cold cases for Chattanooga Bar Association's annual Law Day

Published Jun. 5 2019

The case against Byron de la Beckwith had been closed for decades when sources in Mississippi began leaking secret files...

Man at center of high-profile 1988 'Signal Mountain Murders' dies at age 71

Published May. 31 2019

Frank Casteel, the man convicted in the 1988 "Signal Mountain Murders," one of the most high-profile cases in recent memory...


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Man serving life sentence for 1993 killing says newly discovered evidence would have changed outcome of his trial

Published May. 30 2019

A 53-year-old man serving a life sentence for a 1993 murder says he's found new evidence that could've changed the...

Hamilton County jury convicts man of second-degree murder in 2016 stabbing death of his wife

Published May. 24 2019

After deliberating about an hour and a half on Friday, a Hamilton County jury found a 32-year-old man guilty of...

Chattanooga prosecutors finish presenting their proof; defenders say medical delirium may have been involved in 2016 fatal stabbing

Published May. 23 2019

Chattanooga prosecutors finished presenting their proof Thursday in the trial of a 32-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing his wife...

Chattanooga prosecutors present evidence against man in wife's brutal stabbing death

Published May. 22 2019

Approaching three years after a 29-year-old woman was stabbed dozens of times and later died, Chattanooga prosecutors are trying her...

Hamilton County DA's office seeking new criminal investigator to focus on cellphone, digital evidence

Published May. 17 2019

The Hamilton County District Attorney's Office is aiming to hire a new criminal investigator to focus on obtaining and preparing...

Motivational breakfast aims to uplift, offer financial literacy for Chattanoogans

Published May. 15 2019

Chattanoogans looking for motivation and financial well-being advice are in luck.

Defendant in 2018 manslaughter case opts for trial instead of plea agreement

Published May. 14 2019

A 24-year-old man facing voluntary manslaughter charges in the 2018 death of his child's mother's ex-boyfriend is scheduled to stand...

Former Mountain View Chevrolet car salesman accused of kidnapping and extorting thousands of dollars from a partially disabled customer is indicted on three federal charges

Published May. 10 2019

A former Mountain View Chevrolet car salesman who authorities say kidnapped a partially paralyzed customer and forced him to...