published Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Man made threats to officers

POLICE BRIEFS

Man made threats to officers

Chattanooga police arrested a 41-year-old man after they knocked on his door and he threatened to shoot them through the door, according to an arrest report.

Mark Alexander Moss, of 1201 Boynton Drive, finally opened the door late Thursday night and was arrested without incident, the report said.

Moss faces three counts of aggravated assault. As of Friday afternoon, Moss remained in custody at Hamilton County Jail on a $22,500 bond.

Police responded to a call of a disorder involving a weapon. The report did not indicate what type of weapon or whether a weapon was recovered.

Court records show Moss has faced nearly 60 criminal charges since 1991, ranging from worthless checks to assault.

In 2009, he was charged with assaulting an officer and pleaded guilty, receiving a sentence of 11 months and 29 days in jail. He was released after four months for good behavior.

His next court date is scheduled for April 29 in Hamilton County Sessions Court Judge David Bales’ courtroom.

Gun violence summit scheduled

Paul Helmke, the CEO of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, will be the featured speaker at a May 18 gun violence summit, according to a statement from Mayor Ron Littlefield’s office.

The summit is scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga University Center auditorium, 642 E. Fifth St.

The Brady Campaign is the nation’s largest organization that focuses on preventing gun violence, according to the statement.

Chattanooga has recorded 10 homicides this year, and nine were the result of gunshot wounds, city figures show.

DeKalb deputies net pot, money

A Hollywood, Ala., man was charged with second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana Thursday after DeKalb County, Ala., deputies found $21,000 and a small amount of marijuana in his car Thursday, according to a news release from Sheriff Jimmy Harris.

Rudolph Valentino Ragland, 37, was arrested after an officer called in the Jackson County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit following a traffic stop on state Highway 35. When the narcotics unit arrived, a K-9 unit found the money and drugs, Sheriff Harris said.

Burglary suspect caught in the act

A Millbrook, Ala., man was charged with third-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools Thursday after deputies found him leaving an unoccupied home in Fort Payne, Ala., according to a news release from DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris.

Officers were waiting for Stephan James Headrick, 18, as he left the home. They were called to the scene by the homeowner’s son, who saw a suspicious vehicle parked in his mother’s driveway.

Headrick is in DeKalb County Jail awaiting bond, the sheriff said.

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